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3429


Gateshead


Blaydon Burn, Freehold Pit


Blaydon Burn


NZ16SE


Industrial


Coal Mining Site


Colliery


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


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).


1745


6327


NZ17456327



<< HER 3429 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 2 Tyne & Wear HER, Blaydon Burn File

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