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Rickleton Pit

Washington

54.871728, -1.554140

Opened:

Closed:

pre-1790s

19th c

Entry Created:

28 Apr 2023

Last Updated:

28 Apr 2023

Reclaimed

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Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A pit stood in Rickleton Wood from at least the 1790s into the 19th century. The 1890s Ordnance Survey maps show the site as disused though no such label is added on the map published in 1862. It appears there are no ancillary buildings above ground - just a shaft.

A piece from the Newcastle Journal of 1862 states there had been at least 30 lives lost at the pit as of 1794, indicating the working may have been much older.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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