Bean Pit, Throckley
3 Sept 2021
31 Aug 2023
Description (or HER record listing)
Bean Pit (Coal) is shown at this location on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan, but is not shown on the 2nd edition plan, indicating that it was out of use by c.1895.
NEHL - The Bean Pit is shown adjacent to multiple other coal pits around Throckley North Farm. It looks to have either been a pre-1850s shaft, or was only ever used for access or ventilation as the shaft appears to have been surrounded by woods even in the mid 19th century. These woods were still in situ in the 1940s but has since been fully redeveloped.
Ordnance Survey, 1860s
Throckley and its immediate environs, 1940s. Source: Google Earth
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