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D46758

Pittington Colliery

Pittington

54.800832, -1.496544

North Pittington Colliery

Lady Seaham Pit

Opened:

1836

Closed:

1951

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

26 Nov 2021

Owners: 

Lady F. A. Vane Londonderry (1850s), North Hetton & Co. (1860s)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

The Lady Seaham Pit was sunk in 1836 and is shown as active on Ordnance Survey maps of the 1860s and 1890s (1). The maps show a large circular spoil heat with pit buildings to the immediate north-west. The Ordnance Survey map of 1923 shows the pit as 'disused' with the buildings demolished by 1951 (1). The pit was served by a short spur of railway line named the Lady Seaham Branch. In 2013 a geophysical survey of the field containing the pit was conducted (E47350). This revealed numerous ferrous anomalies consistent with the former industrial use (2).

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

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