Tyne and Wear HER(3738): Dunston, Farnacres Colliery (Beams Wheels Pit) - Details
Dunston, Farnacres Colliery (Beams Wheels Pit)
Coal Mining Site
Farnacres Colliery was served by the Team Colliery Wagonway (SMR 3741). Also called Beams Wheels Pit. Sinking began in 1840. Owned by Hogg, Atherton and Snowdon. On 23 October 1840 5 people drowned in the pit.
<< HER 3738 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 6; http://www.dmm.org.uk