Tyne and Wear HER(1133): Wallsend, Bigges Main Colliery

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    "Bigges Main Colliery, served by Bigges Main Wagonway (HER ref. 1128). Opened in 1784 by Messrs Bells & Brown closed shortly after flooding in1857. Around 1782 three pits were sunk around the site and the village of Bigges Main developed, taking its name from that of the pit. "A" Pit was situated at NZ 288 670, "B" Pit at NZ 286 668 and "C" Pit further north..."
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/1133
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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