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First and Second Engine Pits, Longbenton

Longbenton, North Tyneside






Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021


Earl of Carlisle

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Second Pit is shown on a plan of the Earl of Carlisle's Estate 1749. A further plan of the same year shows First and Second Engine Pits. A wagonway linked Dyke Pit (HER 5104) to these pits and ran south to staiths at Walker. Last shown on a plan of 1824 of the royalties and extent of manorial rights to coal under Gosforth. It may have been disused at this time. The site was built over with housing in the 1950s-1960s.

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

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