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N20765

Coalhouses, coal pits

Tillside

55.544627, -1.853815

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

30 Mar 2022

Owners: 

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

A group of post-medieval bell pits and coal workings are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1980. Bell pits stretch for a distance of over 2km. A small embanked feature of unknown function lies at NU 0910 2740. The coal workings were probably worked in the 19th century to feed the local needs of farmers. They worked the Main Coal and Blackhill Coal seams.

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

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