The pit in the fields by Norman Cornish

The pit in the fields  by Norman Cornish
The pit in the fields by Norman Cornish

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Media: Flo-Master pen on paper

Size: 27 x 31 cm

Price: £6,000

The pit in the fields  by Norman Cornish

Norman Cornish – Behind the Scenes page 42

The ‘Pit in the fields’ is Whitworth Colliery which was the first major coal producing mine in the Spennymoor area.

Sunk in 1839 and closed in 1974.

The ‘Pit in the fields’ was most likely named because the colliery was on the north edge of Spennymoor extending via open countryside north to the river Wear.

The wealthy landowners were the Shafto family and Bobby Shafto was the subject of a popular song in the region.

Today, the location is occupied by a new housing estate with a footpath and cycleway along the old rail line between Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland.

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