Tyne and Wear HER(3429): Blaydon Burn, Freehold Pit - Details
Blaydon Burn, Freehold Pit
Coal Mining Site
Historic Ordnance Survey map evidence marks the site of a Freehold Pit (Coal). The large building shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan was probably a headstock, with screening equipment. There was also a smithy and an engine house. The pit had closed by 1896 and its shaft was in use as an air shaft, probably for Betsy Pit (HER ref. 3560).
<< HER 3429 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 2 Tyne & Wear HER, Blaydon Burn File