Tyne and Wear HER(766): Chirton coal mine - Details
Chirton coal mine
Coal Mining Site
The Northumbelrand County History suggests the priors of Tynemouth worked or let out coal pits in the Chirton area. There is, however, not another published reference until 1633 when the Crown granted to William Scriven and William Eden the coal mines of East and Middle Chirton.
<< HER 766 >> W.S. Gibson, 1846, The History of the Monastery at Tynemouth I, 244-45 H.H.E. Craster, 1907, Collieries and the Coal Trade, Northumberland County History, VIII, 19