Keys to the Past

Newsham Colliery (Blyth)

Newsham Colliery is shown at this site on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1865. Hannah Pit was sunk in 1860 to the Low Main seam, recorded as a depth of 99 fathoms (181m). The seam was worked until 1877 when extraction ceased and the mine was subsequently used as a ventilation shaft.

Reference number:N12021
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Blyth


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