Seaton Valley, Nightingale Pit
3 Sept 2021
18 Mar 2022
Description (or HER record listing)
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.
Ordnance Survey, 1898
Aerial view of Nightingale Pit, 2022. The Seaton Sluice Waggonway can be seen also in the foreground.
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A second aerial perspective. The pit was to the right of the footpath at the troughs.
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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