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N19583

Greensheen Hill, bell pits

Kyloe

55.612465, -1.898795

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

19th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

1 Apr 2022

Owners: 

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

This is an extensive area of coal mining. These coal pits would have been shallow bellpits. It is unknown when these were first used - certainly they were worked in the Post Medieval earlier 19th century when legal proceedings were made regarding the theft of coals. Such small collieries and shafts would have supplied local markets. Here the Main and Blackhill Seams of coal were extracted.

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

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