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5247


N Tyneside


Earsdon, Church of St. Alban, Hartley Colliery Dis. Memorial


Earsdon


NZ37SW


Commemorative



Commemorative Monument


Early Modern


C19


Structure


Memorial to the memory of 204 miners who lost their lives in Hartley Pit when the engine beam broke in January 1862. The disaster was instrumental in the passing of legislation requiring mines to have at least two means of escape. The disaster happened at Hester Pit of Hartley Colliery, the site of which is marked in the village of New Hartley in Northumberland. LISTED GRADE 2


3206


7257


NZ32067257



<< HER 5247 >> I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 77; I. Ayris, P. Jubb, S. Palmer & P. Usherwood, 1996, A Guide to the Public Monuments & Sculpture of Tyne and Wear, p 30 Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 4/27; T.E. Forster, 1912, Memoir of the Hartley Colliery Accident 1862; Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North-East England, p 55-56; Roy Thompson, 2004, Thunder Underground - Northumberland Mine Disasters 1815-65, pp 92-95

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