Old Hartley Colliery, Seaton Valley
Old Hartley, Seaton Valley
3 Sept 2021
5 Sept 2021
Description (or HER record listing)
This is the site of the Moss Pit owned and operated by the Delaval family. It was dug or 'sunk' from 1792 to 1793; it might be thought that this was an unsuccessful bell pit as a nearby wagonway was not extended to this pit. There were many small pits - probably slightly bigger than bell pit mining - in this area. Coal mining probably took place in Medieval times though many pits were sunk to the rich coal layers called seams in the 1780s and 1790s in this area.
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