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5050


Gateshead


Beamish Burn, Bewicke Main Colliery


Beamish Burn


NZ25NE


Industrial


Coal Mining Site


Colliery


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


Shown on OS map of 1890. Site now occupied by caravan site. Was served by wagonway (SMR 5051) and linked by a tramway (SMR 5052) to a coal drift (SMR 5053). Opened in 1862, closed in 1932. Employed 300 men and boys. A colliery school was erected in 1873 by Birtley Iron Company. Owned by Hunt, Perkins & Co, EM Perkins and Partners, Charles Perkins and Partners, Birtley Iron Company, then Pelaw Main Colliery.


2519


5609


NZ25195609



<< HER 5050 >> 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map, 1890; http://www.dmm.org.uk; George Nairn and Dorothy Rand, 1997, Images of England - Birtley

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