Tyne and Wear HER(1114): Earsdon Colliery, Church Pit - Details
Earsdon Colliery, Church Pit
Coal Mining Site
Earsdon Colliery, Church Pit was part of Backworth Colliery, opened in 1838, closed in 1846, reopened in 1893 and closed again in 1933. Since then some of the buildings have continued in use for both light industrial use and agricultural purposes. A number of 20th century colliery buildings survive, including the pithead baths of 1926, sub-station and office buildings.
<< HER 1114 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 I. M. Ayris, Northumberland Mining Records Survey; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk; Roy Thompson, 2004, Thunder Underground - Northumberland Mine Disasters 1815-65, photo on p 23