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Collieries


Pages on this site about specific collieries (coal mines) in Northern England:

Colliery Opened Closed Place / near Historic County
Addison Colliery 1865 1963 Ryton County Durham
Ashington Colliery 1867 1988 Ashington Northumberland
Auckland Park Colliery 1864 1946 Auckland Park County Durham
Backworth Colliery 1818 1980 Backworth Northumberland
Barcombe Colliery <1860 c1954 Bardon Mill Northumberland
Bardon Mill Colliery 1940 1972 Bardon Mill Northumberland
Barrington Colliery 1821 c1948 Bedlington Northumberland
Beamish Colliery 1763 1966 Beamish County Durham
Benwell Colliery 1766 1938 Benwell Northumberland
Bigges Main Colliery 1784 1857 Wallsend Northumberland
Blackhall Colliery 1909 1981 Blackhall Colliery (village) County Durham
Blaydon Burn Colliery 1850s 1956 Blaydon County Durham
Boldon Colliery 1869 1982 Boldon Colliery (village) County Durham
Bowburn Colliery 1906 1967 Bowburn County Durham
Brancepeth Colliery 1840 1967 Willington County Durham
Browney Colliery 1871 1938 Browney County Durham
Brusselton Colliery 1834 1968 Brusselton County Durham
Burnopfield Colliery 1725 1968 Burnopfield County Durham
Burradon Colliery 1820 1975 Burradon Northumberland
Cambois Colliery c1862 1968 Cambios Northumberland
Castle Eden Colliery 1842 1959 Castle Eden County Durham
Choppington Colliery 1857 1966 Choppington Northumberland
Chopwell Colliery 1781 1966 Chopwell County Durham
Clara Vale Colliery 1893 1966 Clara Vale County Durham
Shotton Colliery 1840 1972 Shotton Colliery (village) County Durham
Cornsay Colliery 1868 c1953 Cornsay Colliery (village) County Durham
Craghead Colliery 1839 1969 Craghead County Durham
Dawdon Colliery 1907 1991 Dawdon County Durham
Deaf Hill Colliery c1873 1967 Deaf Hill County Durham
Dudley Colliery 1856 1977 Dudley Northumberland
Easington Colliery 1899 1993 Easington Colliery (town) County Durham
East Tanfield Colliery 1844 1965 Tantobie County Durham
Eldon Colliery 1829 1932 Eldon County Durham
Elemore Colliery 1827 1974 Easington Lane County Durham
Ellington Colliery 1909 2005 Ellington Northumberland
Emma Colliery 1845 1968 Crawcrook County Durham
Fawdon Colliery 1810 c1895 Fawdon Northumberland
Felling Colliery 1779 1931 Felling County Durham
Fenwick Colliery 1872 1973 Backworth Northumberland
Ferneybeds Colliery 1910 1924 Ferneybeds Northumberland
Fishburn Colliery 1910 1973 Fishburn County Durham
Framlington Colliery   1931 Longframlington Northumberland
Glebe Colliery 1904 1972 Washington County Durham
Haig Colliery 1914 1986 Whitehaven Cumberland
Hamsteels Colliery 1867 1958 Quebec County Durham
Harraton Colliery <1795 1965 Harraton County Durham
Hartford Colliery   1961 East Hartford Northumberland
Hartley Colliery   1959 New Hartley Northumberland
Harton Colliery 1841 1969 Harton County Durham
Haswell Colliery 1835 1896 Haswell County Durham
Havannah Drift Mine 1950 1977 Hazlerigg Northumberland
Hazlerigg Colliery 1892 1964 Hazlerigg Northumberland
Hebburn Colliery 1792 1932 Hebburn County Durham
Herrington Colliery 1874 1985 Herrington County Durham
Hesleyhurst Drift Mine     Low Hesleyhurst Northumberland
Heworth Colliery c1710 1963 Heworth County Durham
Hole-in-the-Wall Colliery 1935 1964 Crook County Durham
Hutton Henry Colliery 1876 1897 Hutton Henry County Durham
Horden Colliery 1900 1987 Horden County Durham
Kibblesworth Colliery 1842 1974 Kibblesworth County Durham
Killingworth Colliery 1802 1882 Killingworth Northumberland
Lambton Colliery 1790 1965 Bournmoor County Durham
Longwitton Colliery     Longwitton Northumberland
Lynemouth Colliery 1927 1994 Lynemouth Northumberland
Mainsforth Colliery 1872 1968 Mainsforth County Durham
Monkton Colliery   1925 Monkton County Durham
Montagu Main Colliery 1750 1959 Denton Burn Northumberland
Murton Colliery 1843 1991 Murton County Durham
Murton Colliery C18th   New York / Murton Village Northumberland
Newbiggin Colliery 1908 1967 Newbiggin by the Sea Northumberland
Netherton Colliery c1818 1974 Nedderton Northumberland
Newsham Colliery 1860   Newsham Northumberland
North Walbottle Colliery 1892 1968 North Walbottle Northumberland
Pelton Colliery 1835 1965 Pelton Fell County Durham
Plashetts Colliery C19th 1935 Plashetts Northumberland
Plenmeller Colliery   1932 Plenmeller Northumberland
Rake Lane Drift Mine 1953 1958 New York Northumberland
Randolph Colliery 1893 1962 Evenwood County Durham
Rising Sun Colliery 1908 1969 Wallsend Northumberland
Roddymoor Colliery 1844 1963 Roddymoor County Durham
Ryhope Colliery 1857 1966 Ryhope County Durham
Saltom Pit 1729 1848 Whitehaven Cumberland
Scremerston Colliery   1944 Scremerston Northumberland
Seaham Colliery 1849 1988 Seaham County Durham
Seaton Burn Colliery 1844 1965 Seaton Burn Northumberland
Seaton Delaval Colliery 1838 1960 Seaton Delaval Northumberland
Seghill Colliery 1824 1962 Seghill Northumberland
Sherburn Hill Colliery 1835 1965 Sherburn Hill County Durham
South Hetton Colliery 1833 1982 South Hetton County Durham
Spital Tongues Colliery 1830s 1858 Spital Tongues Northumberland
St Lawrence Colliery c1831 c1934 Byker Northumberland
St. Hilda's Colliery 1810 1940 South Shields County Durham
Stanley Cottage Drift Mine 1955 1968 Stanley Crook County Durhan
Stargate Colliery c1800 1963 Stargate County Durham
Stobswood Colliery 1875 1965 Stobswood Northumberland
Stormont Main Colliery     Wrekenton County Durham
Stublick Colliery   1926 Langley Northumberland
Thornley Colliery 1835 1970 Thornley County Durham
Trimdon Grange Colliery 1845 1968 Trimdon County Durham
Urpeth Colliery 1835 1957 Urpeth County Durham
Usworth Colliery 1845 1974 Usworth County Durham
Vane Tempest Colliery 1926 1993 Seaham County Durham
Wallsend Colliery 1778 1935 Wallsend Northumberland
Wardley Colliery 1855 1974 Wardley County Durham
Washington Colliery 1775 1968 Washington County Durham
Wearmouth Colliery 1835 1993 Sunderland County Durham
Weetslade Colliery 1903 1966 Weetslade Northumberland
West Pelton Colliery 1858 1921 West Pelton County Durham
West Stanley Colliery 1832 1936 Stanley County Durham
Westoe Colliery 1909 1993 Westoe County Durham
Wheatley Hill Colliery 1869 1968 Wheatley Hill County Durham
Whitburn Colliery 1879 1968 Whitburn County Durham
Whitwell Colliery 1836 1875 Whitwell House County Durham
Wideopen Colliery 1825   Wideopen Northumberland
Wingate Grange Colliery 1839 1962 Wingate County Durham
Woodhorn Colliery 1894 1981 Woodhorn Northumberland
Wooley Colliery   1963 Stanley Crook County Durham
Wylam Colliery C18th   Wylam Northumberland
Horden Colliery (1900 - 1987)
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Horden Colliery (1900 - 1987)
- Overview About Horden Colliery Horden Colliery, which was sunk in 1900&nbsp;by Horden Collieries Ltd to mine undersea coal seams, was located in Horden, County Durham. On the 9th May 1930, ...
Blackhall Colliery (1909 - 1981)
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Blackhall Colliery (1909 - 1981)
- Blackhall Colliery was sunk in 1909 by Horden Collieries Ltd., the company which owned the nearby Horden Colliery. Blackhall Colliery began drawing coal in 1914 and was producing 3,350 tons ...
Wingate Grange Colliery (1839 - 1962)
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Wingate Grange Colliery (1839 - 1962)
- Wingate Grange Colliery in Wingate was sunk in 1839 by Lord Howden &amp; Partners. In 1894 the colliery was producing 900 tons of coal per dayand employed 700 men and ...
Harraton Colliery (bef. 1795 - 1965)
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Harraton Colliery (bef. 1795 - 1965)
Choppington Colliery (1857 - 1966)
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Choppington Colliery (1857 - 1966)
Colliery, Shotton Colliery (1840-1972)
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Colliery, Shotton Colliery (1840-1972)
Scremerston Colliery ( - 1944)
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Scremerston Colliery ( - 1944)
- Scremerston Colliery
West Pelton Colliery (1858 - 1921)
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West Pelton Colliery (1858 - 1921)
- West Pelton Colliery opened in 1858 and was one of a number of local collieries run by&nbsp;James Joicey &amp; Co. There were a number of pits and shafts associated with ...
Barrington Colliery (1821 - c1948)
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Barrington Colliery (1821 - c1948)
- Barrington was a small mining village made up of a few rows of terraced houses, located between Bedlington and Choppington, in Northumberland. The houses were built for miners and their ...
Stargate Colliery (c.1800 - 1963)
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Stargate Colliery (c.1800 - 1963)
- Stargate Colliery, in Stargate, near Ryton, was opened in 1800 by the Dunns of Stella Hall.[1] It was one of a number of local collieries run by the Stella Coal ...
South Hetton Colliery (1833 - 1982)
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South Hetton Colliery (1833 - 1982)
Netherton Colliery (c.1818 - 1974)
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Netherton Colliery (c.1818 - 1974)
- The sinking of Netherton Colliery, to the west of Bedlington, began in 1818.[1] There were 4 pits sunk during the 19th century (Hall Pit, Howard Pit, Leveson Pit, and New ...
Urpeth Colliery (1835 - 1957)
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Urpeth Colliery (1835 - 1957)
- Sinking of Urpeth Colliery, also known as Low Urpeth Colliery, began in c.1831. However, there had been coal mining in the area for many years; boring operations were in recorded ...
Burnopfield Colliery (1725 - 1968)
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Burnopfield Colliery (1725 - 1968)
- Burnopfield Colliery (also known as Hobson Colliery or Hobson Pit) was first sunk in c.1725[1] (another source indicates it opened in 1742)[2]. The colliery gave rise to the pit village ...
Cornsay Colliery (colliery)
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Cornsay Colliery (colliery)
- The colliery opened in 1868 and consisted of a number of drift mines: Chapelflat Drift, Colpike Drift, Ford Drift, High Drift, and Low Drift. The drift mines ran sideways into ...
Roddymoor Colliery (1844 - 1963)
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Roddymoor Colliery (1844 - 1963)
- The first pit of Roddymoor Colliery was sunk in 1844, near Roddymoor, to the north of Crook in County Durham. It was also known as 'Pease's West Colliery' (in the ...
Auckland Park Colliery (1864 - 1946)
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Auckland Park Colliery (1864 - 1946)
- Auckland Park Colliery was formed in 1864, when Machine Pit of Black Boy Colliery was renamed Auckland Park Colliery. Later 'North Pit' and 'South Pit' were developed as part of ...
Elemore Colliery (1827 - 1974)
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Elemore Colliery (1827 - 1974)
Bowburn Colliery (1906-1967)
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Bowburn Colliery (1906-1967)
- The sinking of Bowburn Colliery began on the 23rd July 1906, by Bell Brothers Ltd, ironmasters of Middlesbrough, and also the owners of Tursdale Colliery. The sinking of Bowburn Colliery ...
Sherburn Hill Colliery (1835 - 1965)
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Sherburn Hill Colliery (1835 - 1965)
- Sherburn Hill Colliery opened in 1835, owned then by the Earl of Durham. By the 1890's it was owned by Lambton Collieries Ltd, and the pit employed 300 men and ...
Wooley Colliery
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Wooley Colliery
- Wooley Colliery, near Stanley Crook was recorded as being owned by Joseph Pease &amp; Partners in the 1860s. In 1948&nbsp;there were 685&nbsp;people employed at the collier (581 working below ground ...
Monkton Colliery
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Monkton Colliery
- Monkton Colliery is noted to have closed on the 15th of May 1925.[1] Interestingly, nearby to the former site of the colliery, Monkton Coking Works opened in 1936.
Hebburn Colliery (1792 - 1932)
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Hebburn Colliery (1792 - 1932)
- Hebburn Colliery was established in 1792, though there had been smaller scale coal mining in the Hebburn area for at least 200 years. From the 1890s the colliery was owned ...
Fawdon Colliery
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Fawdon Colliery
- The sinking of 'A' Pit of Fawdon Colliery begain in March 1810, reaching the High Main coal seam in May, 1811, at a depth of about 89 metres. 'B' Pit ...
Randolph Colliery (1893 - 1962)
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Randolph Colliery (1893 - 1962)
- Randolph Colliery, near Evenwood in County Durham, opened in 1893. At its peak, in 1914, there were 1,039 people employed at the colliery (782 working below ground and&nbsp;257 on the ...
North Walbottle Colliery (1892 - 1968)
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North Walbottle Colliery (1892 - 1968)
- The sinking of 'Old Fred Pit' started in 1891, and North Walbottle Colliery was opened in 1892. 'Betty Pit' opened in 1893 and 'Mary Pit' opened in 1894. Coal from ...
Seaton Burn Colliery (1844 - 1965)
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Seaton Burn Colliery (1844 - 1965)
- Seaton Burn Colliery opened by the Grand Allies c.1844. By 1852 it was owned by John Bowes &amp; Co. and from 1938 by Hartley Main Collieries Ltd. At its peak ...
Harton Colliery (1841 - 1969)
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Harton Colliery (1841 - 1969)
- The sinking of Harton Colliery began on the 10th of May, 1841. It reached the Bensham coal seam on the 10th July, 1844,&nbsp;reaching a depth of 1,290 ft., being the ...
Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956)
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Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956)
- Blaydon Burn Colliery was established in the 1850s,&nbsp;owned by Joseph Cowen. By the 1890s the colliery was producing about 100,000 tons of coal per year, transported by rail to be ...
Haig Colliery (1914 - 1986)
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Haig Colliery (1914 - 1986)
Wideopen Colliery
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Wideopen Colliery
- The sinking of&nbsp;Wideopen Colliery began in 1825 and production stated in 1827 after reaching the High Main coal seam at a depth of about 146 metres.&nbsp;Coal from Wideopen was transported ...
St Lawrence Colliery (c1831 - c1934)
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St Lawrence Colliery (c1831 - c1934)
- Also known as Mushroom Colliery. The mine reached the Low Main coal seam on the 7th of August 1833. This was one of the first colleries to introduce a system ...
St. Hilda's Colliery (1810 - 1940)
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St. Hilda's Colliery (1810 - 1940)
- St. Hilda's Colliery in High Shields was established by Simon Temple and produced its first coal on the 23rd of April 1810. By 1822 St. Hilda's Wagonway was built to ...
Clara Vale Colliery (1893 - 1966)
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Clara Vale Colliery (1893 - 1966)
- Clara Vale Colliery was establised in the township of Crawcrook in July 1893. It was owned by the Stella Coal Company. Housing was built for the miners and their families, ...
Hazlerigg Colliery (1892 - 1964)
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Hazlerigg Colliery (1892 - 1964)
- Hazlerigg Colliery opened in 1892 under the ownership of the Burradon &amp; Coxlodge Coal Co. By 1902 there were 1,010 prople employed at the colliery (826 working below ground and ...
Plashetts Colliery
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Plashetts Colliery
Newsham Colliery
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Newsham Colliery
- Hannah Pit of Newsham Colliery was sunk in 1860 to the Low Main seam, recorded as a depth of 99 fathoms (181m).[1]
Ferneybeds Colliery (1910 - 1924)
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Ferneybeds Colliery (1910 - 1924)
- Ferneybeds Colliery, near Widdrington Station in Northumberland, opened in 1910. It was owned by the Widdrington Coal Co. Ltd. By 1914 there were 278 people employed at the colliery (237 ...
Kibblesworth Colliery (1842 - 1974)
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Kibblesworth Colliery (1842 - 1974)
Stormont Main Colliery
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Stormont Main Colliery
- Also known as King Pit, Wrekenton
Longwitton Colliery
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Longwitton Colliery
- Longwitton Colliery was located to the north-west of Longwitton, near Hill Top. In the 1880's the colliery was reccorded as being run by Longwitton &amp; Greenleighton Coal &amp; Lime Co. ...
Whitwell Colliery (1836 - 1875)
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Whitwell Colliery (1836 - 1875)
Deaf Hill Colliery (c.1873 - 1967)
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Deaf Hill Colliery (c.1873 - 1967)
- Deaf Hill Colliery opended in c.1873. By 1877 it was recorded as being owned by the&nbsp;Trimdon Coal Company. At it's peak level of employment in 1930 there were 1,084 working ...
Browney Colliery (1871 - 1938)
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Browney Colliery (1871 - 1938)
- Browney Colliery opened in 1871 under the ownership of Bell Brothers Ltd. By 1900 there were 790 people employed at the colliery (558 working below ground and 232 working on ...
Plenmeller Colliery
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Plenmeller Colliery
- Plenmeller Colliery was located on Plenmeller Common, to the south-west of the village of Plenmeller, near Haltwhistle in Northumberland. In the 1880s it was recorded as being owned by Plenmeller ...
Addison Colliery (1865 - 1963)
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Addison Colliery (1865 - 1963)
- Addison Colliery and&nbsp;Addison village were located near Hedgefield, about a mile south-east of Ryton (historically in County Durham, now in the Borough of Gateshead). Addison Colliery There was coal mining ...
Hartford Colliery (closed 1961)
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Hartford Colliery (closed 1961)
- Hartford Colliery was located near East Hartford and Cramlington in Northumberland. Sinking of the colliery's Athley Pitt&nbsp;began on the 3rd of March 1858; other pits included 'Daisy' and 'Scott' pits. ...
Easington Colliery (1899-1993)
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Easington Colliery (1899-1993)
Stublick Colliery
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Stublick Colliery
- The former Stublick Colliery buildings are located by Stublick farm, about half a mile south-west of Langley in Northumberland. The colliery worked the small Stublick coalfield and supplied coal to ...
Hartley Colliery (-1959)
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Hartley Colliery (-1959)
Dudley Colliery (1856 - 1977)
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Dudley Colliery (1856 - 1977)
- The sinking of Dudley Colliery was started on the&nbsp;19th of April 1854, and it began producing coal in 1856. In 1930 the colliery reach it's peak levels of employment with&nbsp;858 ...
Bigges Main Colliery (1784 - 1857)
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Bigges Main Colliery (1784 - 1857)
Brusselton Colliery (1834 - 1968)
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Brusselton Colliery (1834 - 1968)
- Brusselton Colliery was opened in 1834. In the early&nbsp;1900s it was owned by Bolckow, Vaughan &amp; Co. Ltd. In 1902 there were 232 people employed at the colliery (196 working ...
Eldon Colliery (1829 - 1932)
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Eldon Colliery (1829 - 1932)
- Eldon Colliery (aka South Durham Colliery) was established to the east of Old Eldon in County Durham. The sinking of it's first pit began on the 20th of August,&nbsp;1829. The ...
Backworth Colliery (1818-1980)
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Backworth Colliery (1818-1980)
Craghead Colliery (1839 - 1969)
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Craghead Colliery (1839 - 1969)
- Craghead Colliery, also known as Holmside Colliery, opened in 1839. The settlement and mining community at Craghead, in County Durham grew in association with the colliery. At its peak, in ...
Lynemouth Colliery (1927-1994)
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Lynemouth Colliery (1927-1994)
Fishburn Colliery (1910-1973)
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Fishburn Colliery (1910-1973)
- Fishburn Colliery was opened in 1910 and was owned&nbsp;by&nbsp;Henry Stobart &amp; Co. Ltd., until nationalisation in 1947. At it's peak, in terms of employment, there were 1,522 people working at ...
Felling Colliery  (1779 - 1931)
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Felling Colliery (1779 - 1931)
- Also known as Brandling Main, Felling Colliery was one of the oldest coal mines in the region - dating back to 1779. There was a disaster at the colliery on ...
Killingworth Colliery, West Moor Pit (1802-1882)
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Killingworth Colliery, West Moor Pit (1802-1882)
- "...Sinking commenced in 1802 and the High Main seam was reached in 1805. The miners lived nearby in Long Row, Short Row, Lane Row, Cross Row, Crank Row, High Row, ...
Ashington Colliery (1867-1988)
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Ashington Colliery (1867-1988)
Beamish Colliery (1763-1966)
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Beamish Colliery (1763-1966)
Ryhope Colliery (1857-1966)
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Ryhope Colliery (1857-1966)
- Ryhope Colliery, located to the north-west of Ryhope, was opened in 1857 and is recorded as being owned by Lord Londonderry, and then from the 1880's by Ryhope Coal Co. ...
Weetslade Colliery (1903 - 1966)
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Weetslade Colliery (1903 - 1966)
- The sinking of Weetslade Colliery began on the 6th of August 1900 and the colliery opened in c.1903. Weetslade had workings connected with the nearby Burradon Colliery, though the two ...
Wearmouth Colliery (1835-1993)
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Wearmouth Colliery (1835-1993)
- Overview About Wearmouth Colliery Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland was sunk from 1826-1834 and at the time it began producing coal in 1835 it was the deepest mine in the world ...
Westoe Colliery (1909-1993)
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Westoe Colliery (1909-1993)
- Westoe Colliery opened in 1909, though boring operations in the neighbourhood of Westoe were recorded earlier in 1759 and 1873.[1] The colliery was originally built as a man-riding shaft for ...
Chopwell Colliery (1781 - 1966)
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Chopwell Colliery (1781 - 1966)
- Chopwell Colliery opened in 1781, owned by Marquis of Bute (though coal had been worked in Chopwell since the 14th century). In 1890 the colliery was taken over by the ...
Stanley Cottage Drift Mine
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Stanley Cottage Drift Mine
- The drift mine opened in 1955. Working the Harvey seam, there were 184 people employed at the mine in 1964 (158 working below ground, 26 on the surface).[1] Stanley Cottage ...
Hesleyhurst Drift Mine
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Hesleyhurst Drift Mine
- Hesleyhurst Drift Mine was owned by&nbsp;Wards Hill Colliery Ltd. in the 1950s, and employed just 10 people in 1953.[1]&nbsp;
Saltom Pit
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Saltom Pit
- Saltom Pit was the first undersea coal mine in Cumbria, which operated between 1729-1848. The pit head&nbsp;was located on the Saltom Bay cliffs near Whitehaven.&nbsp; The mines reached up to ...
Barcombe Colliery
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Barcombe Colliery
Hamsteels Colliery (1867 - 1958)
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Hamsteels Colliery (1867 - 1958)
- Hamsteels Colliery and Coke Ovens, between Quebec and Esh Winning&nbsp;in County Durham.&nbsp;The colliery was founded in 1867 by Messrs. R. S. Johnson and T. M. Reay. By 1986 there were ...
Wardley Colliery (1855-1974)
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Wardley Colliery (1855-1974)
Bardon Mill Colliery (1940-1972)
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Bardon Mill Colliery (1940-1972)
Benwell Colliery (1766 - 1938)
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Benwell Colliery (1766 - 1938)
- There are numerous coal seams around Benwell. Seams&nbsp;near the surface and above river level were mostly worked out in former times. Then on 8th April 1766 Charlotte Pit was sunk ...
Castle Eden Colliery (1842-1959)
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Castle Eden Colliery (1842-1959)
Mainsforth Colliery (1872-1968)
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Mainsforth Colliery (1872-1968)
Spital Tongues Colliery (1830s-1858)
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Spital Tongues Colliery (1830s-1858)
Rising Sun Colliery (1908-1969)
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Rising Sun Colliery (1908-1969)
- The Rising Sun Colliery was located near&nbsp;Wallsend,&nbsp;between Battle Hill and&nbsp;Benton&nbsp;in North Tyneside. The sinking of the colliery began on the 9th of July 1906 and production began in 1908. [1] ...
Wallsend Colliery (1778 - 1935)
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Wallsend Colliery (1778 - 1935)
- Wallsend Colliery consisted of 7 pits and was active between 1778 and 1935. The high main coal seam was nearly six feet thick and the term "Wallsend coal" was at ...
Seaton Delaval Colliery (1838-1960)
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Seaton Delaval Colliery (1838-1960)
Ellington Colliery (1909-2005)
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Ellington Colliery (1909-2005)
- Ellington Colliery opened in 1909 as part of the Ashington Coal Company. Its workforce was close to 800 in 1914, growing to to 1,200 in 1921 and reaching an all-time ...
Seaham Colliery (1849-1988)
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Seaham Colliery (1849-1988)
- Seaham Colliery was a coal mine near&nbsp;Seaham&nbsp;in County Durham. Sinking of the first pit began on 13th April 1849 for the by the third Marquis of Londonderry. In the late ...
Wylam Colliery
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Wylam Colliery
- "John Blackett (1712-1779) established coal mining and Wylam Colliery in the township in the mid 18th century. The waggonway connecting the colliey to the River Tyne at Lemington was built ...
Glebe Colliery (1904-1972)
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Glebe Colliery (1904-1972)
Murton Colliery (1843-1991)
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Murton Colliery (1843-1991)
- The sinking of&nbsp;Murton Colliery began on the&nbsp;19th of February 1838. After encountering significant problems with quicksand, the colliery was eventually 'won' and opened in&nbsp;April 1843. It was owned by the&nbsp;South ...
Boldon Colliery (1869 - 1982)
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Boldon Colliery (1869 - 1982)
Burradon Colliery (1820 - 1975)
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Burradon Colliery (1820 - 1975)
- The colliery at Burradon was sunk by Lord Ravensworth &amp; Partners in c.1820. A waggonway from Burradon Colliery was built running to West Moor Pit in Killingworth for onward transport ...
Cambois Colliery (?1862 - 1968)
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Cambois Colliery (?1862 - 1968)
- closed 20th April 1968
Dawdon Colliery (1907-1991)
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Dawdon Colliery (1907-1991)
- Dawdon Colliery was sunk in 1907 by the Sixth Marquess of Londonderry, when the workings at his Seaham Colliery became increasingly costly to work from the old shafts, as the ...
Emma Colliery (1845-1968)
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Emma Colliery (1845-1968)
- Emma Colliery, also known as Towneley Colliery, was located near Crawcrook, to the south-west of Ryton. Sinking of the colliery began on the 17th of March 1845. It was under ...
Fenwick Colliery (1872 - 1973)
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Fenwick Colliery (1872 - 1973)
Woodhorn Colliery (1894-1981)
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Woodhorn Colliery (1894-1981)
Framlington Colliery  (closed 1931)
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Framlington Colliery (closed 1931)
- The colliery, often called&nbsp;Long Framlington Colliery, was located near Longframlington in Northumberland. Its pits included&nbsp;Fanny Pit, Howey Pit, John Pit and&nbsp;Framlington Colliery. In the early 20th century it was owned ...
Newbiggin Colliery (1908-1967)
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Newbiggin Colliery (1908-1967)
Lambton Colliery (1790 - 1965)
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Lambton Colliery (1790 - 1965)
- Overview About Lambton Colliery in County Durham, UK (not to be confused with the colliery in NSW, New Zealand) had 7 pits around Bournmoor and Fencehouses. It was also known ...
Stobswood Colliery (1875-1965)
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Stobswood Colliery (1875-1965)
Thornley Colliery (1835 - 1970)
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Thornley Colliery (1835 - 1970)
- Closed&nbsp;09 Jan 1970
Montagu Main Colliery (1750-1959)
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Montagu Main Colliery (1750-1959)
- Montagu Main Colliery was located near Denton Burn, Scotswood and opened in 1750. From the 1860's it was owned by William Benson, later William Benson &amp; Sons Ltd, up to ...
Vane Tempest Colliery (1926-1993)
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Vane Tempest Colliery (1926-1993)
Usworth Colliery (1845-1974)
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Usworth Colliery (1845-1974)
Hole-in-the-Wall Colliery (1935 - 1964)
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Hole-in-the-Wall Colliery (1935 - 1964)
- Also known as Crook Drift.&nbsp;
Herrington Colliery (1874-1985)
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Herrington Colliery (1874-1985)
- Herrington Colliery opened in 1874&nbsp;near&nbsp;Herrington.&nbsp;At that time it was owned by of the Earl of Durham and the colliery worked the 'Hutton seam' which was 3 feet in thickness, at ...
Haswell Colliery (1835-1896)
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Haswell Colliery (1835-1896)
- Haswell Colliery, located between Haswell and Haswell Plough, first began producing coal on 2nd July 1835. It was reputably the first colliery in the world with a steel cable down ...
Pelton Colliery (1835-1965)
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Pelton Colliery (1835-1965)
Trimdon Grange Colliery (1845-1968)
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Trimdon Grange Colliery (1845-1968)
- There was a disaster at the colliery on the 16th February, 1882 when 74 men and boys were killed following an explosion. Firedamp (flammable gas found in coal mines) was ...
Whitburn Colliery (1879-1968)
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Whitburn Colliery (1879-1968)
- Overview About Whitburn Colliery &nbsp; Whitburn Colliery was a coal mine located about three miles south of South Shields, North East England, located on the North Sea coast. Background Marsden ...
West Stanley Colliery (1832-1936)
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West Stanley Colliery (1832-1936)
Wheatley Hill Colliery (1869 - 1968)
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Wheatley Hill Colliery (1869 - 1968)
Washington Colliery (1775-1968)
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Washington Colliery (1775-1968)
- "In December 1775 Robert Shafto, Sir Gilfred Lawson and Sir James Musgrave, the Lords of the Manor of Washington, leased the coal under the northern part of the Parish to ...
Havannah Drift Mine
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Havannah Drift Mine
- Havannah Drift Mine, located to the west of Hazelrigg, was opened in February 1950 by the National Coal Board (N.C.B.). By 1970 there were&nbsp;870 people employed at the mine (753 ...
Brancepeth Colliery (1840 - 1967)
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Brancepeth Colliery (1840 - 1967)
- Brancepeth Colliery opened in 1840 near Willington in County Durham. The colliery was owned by Strakers &amp; Love Ltd. up to nationalisation in 1947. There were 3 pits ('A', 'B', ...
Heworth Colliery (closed 1963)
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Heworth Colliery (closed 1963)
- A colliery in Heworth opened in c.1710, or possiby earlier. Over the years there were Ada, Fanny, an John Pits. At it's peak level of employment, in 1921 there were ...
Murton Colliery
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Murton Colliery
- "By the late 18th century the High Main Seam in the eastern part of the colliery around Murton had been worked out and the colliery and the waggonway to the ...
Rake Lane Drift Mine
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Rake Lane Drift Mine
- Rake Lane Drift Mine was located in the 'Murton Gap'.&nbsp; The mine, run by the National Coal Board, opened on the 1st of January 1953. In 1957 there were 119 ...
Seghill Colliery (1824 - 1962)
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Seghill Colliery (1824 - 1962)
- Seghill Colliery was established in 1824. In the mid 19th century the colliery was owned by&nbsp;Carr &amp; Co. - Charles Carr was Viewer/part owner of Seghill, Burradon &amp; Cowpen collieries. ...
East Tanfield Colliery (1844 - 1965)
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East Tanfield Colliery (1844 - 1965)
- East Tanfield Colliery near Tantobie&nbsp;in County Durham was opened in&nbsp;1844. In the 19th century it was owned by James Joicey co. which also owned Tanfield Lea and Tanfield Moor collieries. ...
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Hutton Henry Colliery (1876 - 1897)
- Hutton Henry Colliery, located north-west of Hutton Henry, began producing coal on the 7th of April 1876. The colliery included Marley Pit and Perseverance Pit. It was owned by Hutton ...

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