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North Seaton Colliery

Ashington, Northumberland

55.164862, -1.546163



Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

20 Sept 2021




Cowpen & North Seaton Coal Co. (1860s), Cowpen Coal Co. Ltd. (1890s - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

This colliery is noted in the early mapping of the area. It shows already many of the features of such an area; a specific engine house is named, and four pit terraces can be seen. In these pit terraces there appears no provision for gardens, though these (with chapels, shops and schools) were often provided in the accommodation for the mine workers and their families.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

North Seaton Colliery, 1920s. Source: Ian Foster, Facebook

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