Washington F Pit - LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE FACT SHEET NUMBER 24

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    "In December 1775 Robert Shafto, Sir Gilfred Lawson and Sir James Musgrave, the Lords of the Manor of Washington, leased the coal under the northern part of the Parish to William Russel and Partners. Russel was a coal shipping agent (known as a coal fitter) from Sunderland who also owned the Wallsend Colliery on Tyneside. Russel’s Washington Colliery was made up of eight pits spread around the Washington area. These were given letters for names from A Pit to I Pit. F Pit was probably sunk in 1777...."
  • Owner

    Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Link: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=11325&p=0&fsize=217kb&ftype=24%20Washington%20F%20Pit.PDF
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 10 months ago
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