NZ1565 : Capped shaft of Throckley Isabella Colliery

taken 2 years ago, near to Throckley, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Capped shaft of Throckley Isabella Colliery
Capped shaft of Throckley Isabella Colliery
Former site of a large colliery now reclaimed land part of the Tyne Riverside Country Park.

Isabella Colliery, named after the daughter of mine owner William Stephenson, opened in 1867. In its heyday it produced 120,000 tons of coal a year and at the turn of the century employed 944 men. Coke made from the coal in a set of beehive coke ovens close to the site NZ1565 : Remains of Throckley Isabella Colliery Coke Ovens was mainly used by Spencer's Steel Works in Newburn and the Solway Hematite Iron Company.

The former industrial site was reclaimed in the 1970s and 80s financed by a Derelict Land Grant creating areas of grass and woodland for public recreation and a small part returned to grazing.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 16 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Quarrying, Mining  Park and Public Gardens  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1535 6582 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.2045N 1:45.6994W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 15328 65846
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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