Looking west at the 6th Pit originally sunk by Stobart, Bell & Co but fell into the hands of Lord Lambton.
The Lumley group of mines which includes a number of shafts (The Durham Mining Museum http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/l009.htm ) lists all the way up to the 9th pit and also includes Stobbs Hill, West Pit and George Pit. There was also thought to be a Drift? which is unusual for this area.
The 1st Pit sinking dates from the 1790s whilst the 6th Pit appears to have been around the late 1800s, which proved to be the most successful (though the DM website mentions it was closed for many years) Water also appears to have been a problem with " 900 gallons of water per minute are pumped to the surface" Which its shaft is still used for pumping mine water.
It Brickworks actually outlived its supplying mine by over 20 years.
This old photograph taken around closure (1966) shows a Koepe Winder. which is possibly unique in the original Lambton Group of Mines.
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