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Benwell Colliery

Benwell, Newcastle

54.972977,-1.661234

Charley Pit

Charlotte Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Redeveloped

Condition:

Last Updated:

5 Sept 2021

Owners: 

W. Cochrane Carr (1880s), Elswick Coal Co. (1930s -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Charley Pit (Coal). This is named as the Charlotte Pit on the 2nd edition OS mapping. Opened in April 1766 as part of Benwell Colliery, owned by W. Cochrane Carr Ltd, and from the 1930s by Elswick Coal Company Ltd.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Charlotte Pit, around 1935. Source: Tyne & Wear Archives

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