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Fawdon Colliery

Fawdon, Newcastle


B Pit



Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021




Newmarch, Sons & Co. (1840s)

Description (or HER record listing)

Fawdon B Pit (Coal). Marked as Old on the 2nd edition OS mapping, so out of use by 1895. Part of Fawdon Colliery and Fawdon West Pit - both marked on Bell's map of 1847. Called " Burn Pit " by the British Geological Survey. The colliery opened in 1810, B Pit in 1813. There were several pits - A Pit, Engine Pit (HER 4011), E Pit (opened in 1823) and F Pit (opened in 1836 for draining water). Fawdon Colliery was owned by Newmarch Sons & Co. On 5 September 1827, an explosion killed 2 miners and injured 3. An inclined plane linked the colliery to Kenton Bankfoot by fixed engine (see HER 1078). Thomas Hair drew a picture of the colliery in 1844.

Ordnance Survey, 1864

Ordnance Survey, 1864

B Pit, 1848 by Thomas Hair

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