Tyne and Wear HER(5050): Beamish Burn, Bewicke Main Colliery - Details
Beamish Burn, Bewicke Main Colliery
Coal Mining Site
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.
<< HER 5050 >> 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map, 1890; http://www.dmm.org.uk; George Nairn and Dorothy Rand, 1997, Images of England - Birtley