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N12021

Newsham Colliery

Newsham, Blyth

55.104827, -1.520759

Hannah Pit

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

5 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Cowpen & North Seaton Coal Co. (1860s), Cowpen Coal Co. Ltd. (1880s -)

HER Info

Newsham Colliery is shown at this site on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1865. Hannah Pit was sunk in 1860 to the Low Main seam, recorded as a depth of 99 fathoms (181m). The seam was worked until 1877 when extraction ceased and the mine was subsequently used as a ventilation shaft.

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

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