New Hartley Colliery
New Hartley, Seaton Valley
20 Sept 2021
Carr & Co. (1850s)
This was the site of New Hartley Colliery. In 1862 an accident happened at the mine, killing over 200 miners. This led to a review of safety measures in mines and an Act of Parliament was passed saying that all mines should have at least two shafts for ventilation.
Ordnance Survey, 1865
Hester Pit, 1862. Source: Billy Embleton
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