Tyne and Wear HER(4019): Kenton, Kenton Colliery, Old Engine Pit - Details
Kenton, Kenton Colliery, Old Engine Pit
Coal Mining Site
It is unclear on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan whether this pit was working when surveyed c.1855. The engine house, known as Kenton Tower was something of a landmark until demolished in 1928. It was built to house the Newcomen pumping engine which helped to drain the pit.
<< HER 4019 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 88 L. Palmer 1993 Bygone Kenton