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Earsdon Colliery (1823-1934)


'A Pit' of Easrdon Colliery was sunk in 1826; the colliery had other pits; Duke Pit (1823) and Duchess Pit (1826), Church Pit (sunk 1837), Grage Pit (sunk 1874). In the 1890's Easrsdon Colliery is recorded as belonging to the owners of Backworth Colliery & West Cramlington Colliery. At its peak, in 1924 there were 829 people employed at Earsdon Colliery (628 working below ground, and 201 on the surface).[1] The colliery was served by the Backworth Wagonway (East Holywell Branch).[2] Earsdon Colliery closed on the 22nd June, 1934.[3]

Earsdon Backworth Colliery (1818-1980)
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Earsdon Colliery
- Historical information about the colliery, its pits, and a list of those who lost their lives at the colliery..

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Tyne and Wear HER(1111): Earsdon Colliery, Duke and Dutchess Pit
- "The Duke and Duchess Pits at Earsdon Colliery, 'won' in 1823 and 1826 respectively, were served by the Backworth Wagonway (East Holywell Branch) (HER ref. 1051). They were owned by ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(1148): Earsdon Colliery, Grange Pit
- "Air Shaft, south of Earsdon. Marked Air Shafts on 2nd edition OS mapping, which also shows expansion of spoil heaps around the shafts. This was part of Earsdon Colliery, which ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(1114): Earsdon Colliery, Church Pit
- "Earsdon Colliery, Church Pit was part of Backworth Colliery, opened in 1838, closed in 1846, reopened in 1893 and closed again in 1933. Since then some of the buildings have ...

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Backworth Colliery (1818-1980)
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Backworth Colliery (1818-1980)

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