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N12010

Seaton Valley, Nightingale Pit

Holywell

55.071093, -1.493032

Opened:

Closed:

Unknown

Unknown

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

18 Mar 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Delaval Family

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

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.

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

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

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