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Seaton Delaval Colliery

Newsham, Blyth

5.100336, -1.540578

Relief Pit


Last Updated:

5 Sept 2021


Joseph Lamb & Co. (1830s), Lamb, Scott, Barnes, Burdon & Co. (1850s), Lamb, Burdon & Co. (1860s), Seaton Delaval Coal Co. (1880s - 1929), Hartley Main Collieries (1929 - 1943), Bedlington Mains Coal Co. (1943 - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info

The Seaton Delaval relief pit is depicted and labelled on the Ordnance Survey map of 1898 (but not the 1865 edition). The site, which lay adjacent to the Seaton Delaval Colliery Railway, at that time comprised a shaft, reservoir, 3 buildings, a magazine and short wagon ways. The 1947 air photos suggest that the site had been abandoned by that time, though some structures were still extant. In 2016 the site was under trees.

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

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