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The Pit Village in Beamish Museum is in the south of the site, inside the tram oval, to the west of the Colliery, and east of Home Farm (outside the oval). A single road runs through it (Pitfield Street), from west to east - the east end being the entrance to the colliery site. The village is bordered to the north by rail sidings extending west out of the colliery site's railway system.


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Pitfield StreetEdit

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Fields opposite the schoolEdit

Opposite the school on the north side of Pitfield Street are some three fields, delimited by N-S wooden fences, and bounded by the colliery sidings to the north, the rest of Pitfield Street to the west, and the miners cottages to the east.

General viewsEdit

Pony fieldEdit

The field closest to the cottages is used to graze the museum's pit ponies.


In the pony field stands this small tower.

Object location54° 53′ 01.94″ N, 1° 39′ 43.5″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 
Small stableEdit

In the SW corner of the pony field is this small stable.

Object location54° 53′ 00.97″ N, 1° 39′ 44.43″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 

Quoits fieldEdit

Object location54° 53′ 01.18″ N, 1° 39′ 46.22″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 

On the middle field there are some pitches for the game of Quoits.


In the SE corner of the Quoits field, stands this green hut.


On the north side of Pitfield street is a row of miner's cottages. They are set back from the road with long front gardens. Francis Street is a lane that runs up both sides and along the back, forming a back alley, to the north of which are some out buildings.

Object location54° 53′ 02.07″ N, 1° 39′ 41.32″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 

Front elevation & gardensEdit

Rear elevation, back yards, Francis Street back alley & outbuildingsEdit




The "Pithill Methodist Chapel" is on the south side of Pitfield street, east of the school and opposite the miner's cottages.

Object location54° 53′ 00.38″ N, 1° 39′ 41.94″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 


  • Inscription: 1891 Beamish School Board

The school is on the south side of Pitfield Street, set back from it with a small lawn. To the rear is the playground. To the east is the chapel, while across the road is the small stable.

Object location54° 53′ 00.2″ N, 1° 39′ 44.22″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 



Davy's fish restaurantEdit

Built on the field to the south of the chapel is 'Davy's Fried Fish', a fish and chip restaurant. There are two buildings - the main building where the fish is fried (which is parallel to the Chapel and has the business name painted on the roof), plus the wood built Eating Saloon, perpedicular to it and to the west, providing seating for diners. A picnic area is to the south, with another small outbuilding on its south edge.


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