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3039


Sunderland


Harraton, Chartershaugh Colliery (Chaytor's Haugh)


Harraton


NZ35SW


Industrial


Coal Mining Site


Colliery


Post Medieval


C18


Documentary Evidence


Opened before 1756. There were four other pits - Dolly Pit, Hedge Pit (NZ 305 533), Scrog Pit and Stable End Pit (HER 3040). Owners were Edward Smith and later W. Peareth Esq. On 17 November 1771 a great flood on the River Wear flooded colleries at Chartershaugh, North Biddick and Low Lambton. Over 30 horses drowned and several wagons and horses were swept away. The colliery fire engines were destroyed. On 8 December 1778, 24 miners were killed in an explosion.


3088


5346


NZ30885346



<< HER 3039 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 13; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk

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