Tyne and Wear HER(2743): Monkwearmouth, Wearmouth Colliery (Pemberton Main)

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    "Sunk from 1826 to 1834 to a depth of 1578 feet Wearmouth was one of the pioneering deep mines which penetrated the magnesian limestone strata of the area. It was the deepest mine in the world when it started producing coal in 1835, and was probably the last mine to have a single-cylinder vertical winding engine installed (in 1868). Steam was used at the mine until the 1950s. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan shows the colliery linked to Pembertons Drops by a wagonway....."
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  • Further information

    Link: https://sitelines.newcastle.gov.uk/SMR/2743
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 10 months ago
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