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



    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.












    Engine House(?)






    Misc Building.








    'Old Shaft' Cap.




    Decorators have evidently been in..




    Cheers ;)


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    Nice one. :) Not a lot of pit buildings left in that sort of condition.

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    Nice find, Parkus. Some lovely pics there too. Love the skeleton roofed one.
    Good stuff! :)
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