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N12105

Cowpen Colliery

Blyth, Northumberland

55.126991, -1.520548

A Pit

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Carr & Co. (1850s), Cowpen & North Seaton Coal Co. (1860s), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info

This colliery was the first coal mine to be dug in Blyth. It was begun between 1782 and 1794. Nothing can be seen at the site today.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

White Row, Cowpen. Housing built for the nearby A Pit. Source: Billy Embleton, Flickr

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