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Blackhouse Colliery

Birtley, Gateshead

54.894456,-1.564349

Wash Houses Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Redeveloped

Condition:

Last Updated:

6 Sept 2021

Owners: 

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

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

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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