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Benwell Colliery

Benwell, Newcastle


West Pit



Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

6 Sept 2021




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

Description (or HER record listing)

Benwell Colliery, West Pit (Coal). This is just shown as an Old Shaft on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey. Benwell Colliery opened in 1766. There were three other pits - Beaumont Pit (HER 4107 - opened in 1809), Charlotte Pit (HER 4081 - opened in April 1766) and Edward Pit (probably HER 4068 - opened in 1809). The Colliery was owned by W. Cochrane Carr Ltd and from the 1930s, the Elswick Coal Company Ltd. Steam engine and pit shown on Plan of Andrew Bowes Estate, 1811.

Ordnance Survey, 1864

Ordnance Survey, 1864

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