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Seaton Delaval Colliery

Newsham, Blyth

5.100336, -1.540578

Relief Pit





Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

13 Jun 2022




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 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

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.

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

The relief pit can be seen in the way of the block of woods down the Forster Pit branch railway.

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Approximate site of the shaft, which cannot be seen anymore. 2022

Approximate site of the shaft, which cannot be seen anymore. 2022

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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