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Heworth Coal Mine

Heworth, Gateshead



Last Updated:

6 Sept 2021


HER Info

There was a coalmine somewhere at Heworth at least as early as the 14th century; notably there are records of expenses in 1377- 8, viz. sharpening picks, binding buckets, the purchase of a cord and a barrel, the payment of colliers' wages and for drawing water there. The coalmine account rolls of 1433-4 record the payment of 20s for making a shaft in Heworth field for the winning of coal.

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

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