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West Denton Colliery

Lemington, Newcastle

54.975427,-1.703865

Yarmouth Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Redeveloped

Condition:

Last Updated:

6 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Edward Montagu M.P (1760s), West Denton Colliery Co. (1920s -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

West Denton Colliery, Yarmouth Pit opened in 1792. There were two other associated pits - Kew Pit and North or Gin Pit. It was owned by Edward Montagu MP in the 1700s, and later by West Denton Colliery Company. Nothing is shown here on Ordnance Survey first edition, an air shaft is shown on second edition, but by third edition (1919) West Denton Colliery, Yarmouth Pit is shown. The colliery closed in 1924.

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

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