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Cramlington Colliery


55.078291, -1.551649

Lamb Pit



Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

13 Jun 2022




Lamb, Potter & Scott (1860s)

Description (or HER record listing)

This is the site of the Lamb Pit of the East Cramlington Colliery and brickworks. The site was first a colliery and a brickworks second. Fireclay was obtained as the coal from the underground ground levels called 'seams', shaped, dried and fired kilns to produce white brick and firebrick products. The brickworks was operated under the independent Cramlington Coal Company and then the Hartley Main Collieries prior to nationalisation. Bricks produced here were of a white colour - some of the many thousands would bear some identifying letters. Many air raid shelters in the local area were made out of these bricks.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Lamb Pit, 1935. Source: Billy Embleton

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Site of Lamb Pit, 2022

Site of Lamb Pit, 2022

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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