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Nightingale Coal Pit

Holywell, Northumberland

55.071185, -1.493700


Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021


Delaval Family

HER Info

The site of an old coal pit marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey is actually the site of the Nightingale Pit. This was sunk to two coal levels - the Yard Coal and Main Coal. It was worked from 1797 to 1811 supplying coal to the many industrial concerns of the area. The pit was owned and operated by the Delaval family who owned many of these concerns, including copperas and glass-works.

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

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