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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 Henry Coal Co. Ltd., which also owned the nearby Rodridge Colliery (aka South Wingate Colliery). In 1896 there were 525 men and boys employed at the colliery (432 working below ground and 93 working on the surface). As it became uneconomic, Hutton Henry Colliery closed on the 13th of November 1897.[1]  However, the Hartbushes Pit of the Rodridge Colliery was re-opened in 1898.

At Hutton Henry Colliery the first coals were drawn on April 7, 1876. It is now worked by the Hutton Henry Coal Company, Limited, who are working the following seams: the Hutton, 3 feet thick, at a depth of 115 fathoms; the Harvey, 3 feet 6 inches, 137 fathoms; and the Busty, 4 feet 4 inches. Large quantities of coal are made into coke on the spot. The average output is about 190,000 tons per annum, employing 1000 men and boys.

William Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham
Hutton Henry 1876 Collieries
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Hutton Henry Colliery

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