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Blackhouse Colliery

Birtley, Gateshead

54.894456,-1.564349

Wash Houses Pit

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

6 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Birtley Iron Co. (1910s), Pelaw Main Collieries Co. (1920s -)

HER Info

Historic Ordnance Survey map evidence shows the position of Wash House Pit (Coal). Closed May 1932, Owned by Birtley Iron Company, later Pelaw Main Collieries Co.

Ordnance Survey, 1921

Ordnance Survey, 1921

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Blackhouse Incline, date unknown. Source: Bowes Railway, Facebook

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