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Montague Colliery

East Denton, Newcastle


Montague Main Colliery

Caroline Pit



Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

25 Aug 2023




William Benson & Sons (1860s - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

Montague Colliery was opened in 1750 by William Benson, closed 1959. The Mickley Coal Company utilised part of Kitty's Drift (underground railway, HER 6959) in the 1930s to take coal from Caroline Pit to the screens at the closed View Pit. The colliery was run by the National Coal Board from 1947.

NEHL - The colliery can be seen on 1940s aerial imagery, featuring the huge waste pit to the rear of the main complex.

Ordnance Survey, 1947

Ordnance Survey, 1947

Caroline Pit can be seen on the right, still in operation.

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