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Seaton Sluice, Swallow Pit

Seaton Sluice

55.078239, -1.481017

Opened:

Closed:

18th c

pre-1830s

Entry Created:

16 Jun 2023

Last Updated:

16 Jun 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Lord Delaval

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - Swallow Pit was located on the Delaval Hall estate, and formed one of many old pits around the valley. It was working in the 1800s and is likely to be much older. The Swallow Pit is illustrated on a coal working map of the area from the early 19th century next to Stirling Burn, a now lost waterway.

It does not appear on any Ordnance Survey map, but is indicated on the Coal Authority records.

Seaton Sluice and the burn in 2023. The pit was located in the far left of this photo.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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