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Delight Pit, Walker

Walker, Newcastle

54.980484,-1.549664

Opened:

Closed:

19th c

20th c

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

1 Aug 2022

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Lambert & Co. (1850s), Walker Coal Co. Ltd. (1890s)

Description (or HER record listing)

Delight Pit. Date of first working uncertain but a report book contains a document from 1824 containing queries by Matthias Dun regarding the best methods of working Charlotte, Delight and Engine Pits, Walker Colliery. The pit was in decline by 1912 the OS plan shows that the pithead and ancillary buildings were no longer present. Site now occupied by St Albans School.

Ordnance Survey, 1899

Ordnance Survey, 1899

Entrance to Delight Pit looking south. The Waggonway will have entered through this point. July 2022.

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