5 Sept 2021
Cowpen & North Seaton Coal Co. (1860s), Cowpen Coal Co. Ltd. (1880s -)
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.
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