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Lee Colliery


Lee Colliery in Northumberland was owned by the Brinkburn Coal Co. and by 1924 employed 83 people (62 working below ground, and 21 on the surface).[1] The Colliery ceased operating in 1925. A terrace of houses was built nearby, likely to house the miners and their families, and is known as Embleton Terrace. Smaller-scale coal mining, nearby at Hesleyhurst Drift Mine, continued up to the early 1970s.

Embleton Terrace, Northumberland Collieries Hesleyhurst Drift Mine
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Lee Colliery
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Lee Colliery (Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst)
- A colliery at Lee was worked until 1925 and was the last pit in the area to close. Coal was mined to a depth of 37 fathoms.

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Hesleyhurst Drift Mine
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Hesleyhurst Drift Mine
- Hesleyhurst Drift Mine was owned by Wards Hill Colliery Ltd. in the 1950s, and employed just 10 people in 1953.[1] 

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Keys to the Past HER: N10763
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NZ086976

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