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4031


Newcastle


Heaton Colliery, High Pit (E Pit) and The Spinney


Heaton


NZ26NE


Industrial


Coal Mining Site


Colliery


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


Heaton High Pit. The 2nd edition OS mapping shows the pit covered by trees, so probably out of use by 1895. The tree-planted mound is known as The Spinney. The trees were planted to commemorate those killed in the Heaton Colliery disaster of 3rd May 1815. 41 men and 34 boys were trapped underground. One tree was planted for each life lost. A plaque was later set up by the National Union of Mine-Workers Northumberland area in November 1966. See HER 4149 for more information about the disaster). LOCAL LIST


2667


6691


NZ26676691



<< HER 4031 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 88; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk

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