Tyne and Wear HER(1097): Killingworth Colliery (East) - Details
Title of image: Killingworth Colliery
Date: circa 1850
Description: This etching shows the pit head at Killingworth around 1850. There is a ruined building on the right hand side of the picture. Two women are sitting in the foreground looking towards each other and their pet dog is lying down to the left of them.
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Mining Collection
Accession number: NCL 001562
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Killingworth Colliery (East)
Coal Mining Site
Killingworth Colliery, to the east of Killingworth Village. Served by an old wagonway to the south (HER 1098) from 1806. Marked "Killingworth Old Pit" on second edition Ordnance Survey, so disused by 1895. Opened by John Bowes & Co. Later owned by John Thwaites, then John Bowes and Partners. An explosion on 23 March 1806 killed 10 miners, and another on 14 September 1809 killed 12.
<< HER 1097 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 C.R. Warn, 1976, Wagonways & Early Railways of Northumberland, p.10 I. M. Ayris, Northumberland Mining Records Survey; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk; W.G. Elliott, Bygone Days of Longenton, Benton, Forest Hall, West Moor, Killingworth, Palmersville and Benton Square, Book 2, p 71