Tyne and Wear HER(1104): Backworth Colliery B Pit - Details
Backworth Colliery B Pit
Coal Mining Site
The colliery site includes a brickfield at its southern end, shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map. The 2nd edition Ordnance Survey Map shows an expansion of spoil heaps, but the colliery is marked "Disused". This pit was known as the B Pit, it opened in 1818 and was closed before 1900.
<< HER 1104 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 I. M. Ayris, Northumberland Mining Records Survey; http://www.dmm.org.uk; John Elliott & Derek Charlton, 1994, Backworth - An Illustrated History of the Mines and Railways