Hall Pit was at Fatfield.
6 miles [10 km] SSE of Newcastle
Like many pits, there was a long history of explosions, making this a very dangerous environment for the miners.
18th Aug 1708 Explosion, 69 lives lost
1763 Explosion, 39 lives lost
17th Mar 1767 Explosion, 39 lives lost
28th Sep 1813 Explosion, 32 lives lost
3rd Jul 1825 Explosion, 11 lives lost
You can read more at
Explosions in Coal Mines by W. N. & J. B. Atkinson, published in 1886
In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Fatfield like this:
Fatfield, hamlet with school, 4½ miles NE. of Chester-le-Street, N. Durham; P.O.
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