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Rainton Colliery

Rainton

54.817788, -1.511101

Adventure Pit

Opened:

Closed:

1817

1978

Entry Created:

4 Jun 2022

Last Updated:

4 Jun 2022

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Lord Londonderry (1815), Messrs. Cooks (1912), Rainton Colliery Co. Ltd. (1914), National Coal Board (1947)

Description (or HER record listing)

"At the Rainton Colliery, which is the property of the Marquis of Londonderry, there are three pits from which coal is raised, named the Adventure, Alexandrina, and Meadow pits, sunk in the years, 1817, 1824, and 1824 respectively. The seams worked are the Five Quarter, High Main, Maudlin, and Low Main, the Hutton seam being practically exhausted. The coals produced are Londonderry Wallsend, Pittington Wallsend, and Londonderry Primrose, for household purposes, and the Hartley for steam purposes. Number of stationary engines in use is 31 ; boilers, 38 ; number of men and boys employed, 1185 ; houses occupied by workmen, 835."

- Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham, retrieved from Durham Mining Museum

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Adventure Pit, undated. Unknown Source.

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Aerial photo of the Adventure Pit site, 2022

Aerial photo of the Adventure Pit site, 2022

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

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