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Kenton Colliery

Kenton, Newcastle

54.999914,-1.652162

Old Engine Pit

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

5 Sept 2021

Owners: 

HER Info

It is unclear on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan whether this pit was working when surveyed c.1855. The engine house, known as Kenton Tower was something of a landmark until demolished in 1928. It was built to house the Newcomen pumping engine which helped to drain the pit.

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

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