Tyne and Wear HER(4098): Elswick, Elswick Colliery - Details
Elswick, Elswick Colliery
Coal Mining Site
Elswick Colliery. Opened before 1828. It is not shown on the 2nd edition OS mapping of 1895, however a John Thomas Miller was still working at the colliery in December 1896. Owned by Elswick Colliery Company and then Elswick Coal Company Ltd. There were 3 other associated pits - North Elswick Pit (HER 4076), Mill Pit and Wortley/Engine Pit, which was sunk in 1805.
<< HER 4098 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 97; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk; pers comm Joan Bennett, 2019 (John Thomas Miller was her Great Uncle)