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3 hours ago, Canny lass said:

I've always wondered how it got its name! Now I know! Would Doctor terrace have the same origins?

I have always assumed that the terrace name had the same origins but I have never come across anything written to confirm that.  These three pages - 17,18, & 20, (page 19 has photos of Front Street East) from Evan Martin's booklet, have info on the pit rows :-    


Dr Pit Colliery Village page 17.jpg

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That's a really informative extract. Thanks Eggy! First paragraph confirms that the Old Colliery Row at the east end of Bedlington was 'controlled' by the Doctor Pit. It doesn't specifically say that it was owned by them so maybe it was hired by them for workers in much the same way as the Old Iron Works.

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