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Report - Fenwick Pit / East Holywell Colliery, Northumberland - August 2009

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by parkus., Aug 23, 2009.

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    Originally named East Holywell Colliery, the pit opened in 1872 utilising one shaft (later renamed the 'Old Shaft') sunk to a depth of 569ft to the Low Main seam, until 2 years later when the Fenwick Pit shaft was sunk 10 yards to the south.

    The 'Old Shaft' closed in 1930 during disputes, allowing the Fenwick Pit to be used as both an up and downcast shaft.

    The colliery eventually closed in 1973 after exhausting the Main Coal, Top Busty,
    Bensham, Beaumont and Yard seams.


    Winding House.

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    Engine House(?)

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    Misc Building.

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    'Old Shaft' Cap.

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    Decorators have evidently been in..

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    Cheers :thumb

     

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