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Collieries in Northumberland and Durham

Compiled by Brian Pears


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Nanny Pit, Chopwell
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ124593, 54° 55' 41" N, 1° 48' 23" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Nesham's Colliery, Newbottle
Opened before 1821.
Netherton Colliery, Bedlington
Opened before 1828. Owners:- Netherton Coal Co Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 81) NZ240826, 55° 8' 14" N, 1° 37' 25" W, 12 miles [19 Km] N of Newcastle.
Nettlesworth Drift, nr Waldridge
Includes:- Dene Drift. Closed Sep 1974. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ254493, 54° 50' 16" N, 1° 36' 16" W, 9 miles [14 Km] S of Newcastle.
New Pit, Houghton le Spring
Opened before 1828.
New Brancepeth Colliery, New Brancepeth
Closed 17 Jul 1953. Owners:- New Brancepeth Coll'y Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ222421, 54° 46' 24" N, 1° 39' 18" W, 13.5 miles [22 Km] S of Newcastle.
New Milking Hill Pit, Gateshead Fell
Opened before 1773.
New Pelton Main Colliery
Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
New Pit
Part of Murton Colliery - half of East Shaft.
New Seaham Colliery
See Seaham Colliery.
New Shildon Colliery, Shildon
Closed Aug 1965. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ220256, 54° 37' 30" N, 1° 39' 33" W, 17 miles [28 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
New Washington Colliery
Opened before 1796.
Newbottle Colliery
Includes:- Dolly PitDorothea Pit. Opened before 1799.
North Pit, Rainton
Opened before 1821.
North Biddick Colliery
Opened before 1710. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
North Elswick Colliery
Owners:- North Elswick Coal Co Ltd.
North Hetton Colliery
Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
North Pit, Chopwell
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ12296055, 54° 56' 22" N, 1° 48' 29" W, 8.5 miles [13 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
North Seaton Colliery
Owners:- Cowpen Coal Co Ltd.
North Tees Colliery, nr Winston
Closed Jan 1966. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ123164, 54° 32' 33" N, 1° 48' 35" W, 23 miles [37 Km] W of Middlesbrough.
North Walbottle Colliery
Owners:- North Walbottle Coal Co Ltd.
Norwood Colliery
Owners:- Dunston Garesfield Collieries Ltd.

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Oakwellgate Colliery, Gateshead
Opened 29 May 1842.
Ouston 'A' Colliery
Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ264535, 54° 52' 32" N, 1° 35' 19" W, 6.5 miles [10 Km] S of Newcastle.
Ouston 'B' Colliery
Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ266545, 54° 53' 4" N, 1° 35' 7" W, 6 miles [9 Km] S of Newcastle.
Ouston Colliery
Opened before 1815.
Ouston 'E' Colliery, Ouston
Closed 31 Jan 1959. Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Urpeth 'C' Colliery on 30 Mar 1957. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ266548, 54° 53' 14" N, 1° 35' 7" W, 5.5 miles [9 Km] S of Newcastle.
Oxclose 'A' Pit
Opened before 1799.
Oxclose Colliery
Opened before 1805.

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Page Bank Colliery, Page Bank
Closed Jul 1931. Owners:- Dorman, Long & Co Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ228354, 54° 42' 47" N, 1° 38' 46" W, 17.5 miles [28 Km] S of Newcastle.
Peases West Colliery
Includes:- West Emma PitWest Lucy PitWest Edward Pit.
Pegswood Colliery
Owners:- Owners of Bentinck West Hartley Coll'y.
Pelaw Main Colliery
Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd.
Pelton Colliery, Pelton
Closed Feb 1965. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ255517, 54° 51' 34" N, 1° 36' 10" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] S of Newcastle.
Penhall Drift
Closed 1963.
Pennyhill Pit, Chopwell
Opened 1802. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1212660464, 54° 56' 19" N, 1° 48' 39" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Percy Main Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Phoenix Drift, nr Greenside
Closed Aug 1964. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ137628, 54° 57' 34" N, 1° 47' 10" W, 7 miles [12 Km] W of Newcastle.
Picktree Colliery
Opened before 1794.
Pigg Pit, Gateshead Fell
Opened before 1773.
Plain Pit, Rainton
Opened before 1815.
Plashetts Colliery, Plashetts
Location:- (Sheet 80) NY682895, 55° 11' 55" N, 2° 29' 59" W, 34.5 miles [56 Km] WSW of Alnwick.
Plenmeller Colliery, nr Haltwhistle
(Sheet 86).
Polka Pit
Part of Murton Colliery - half of Middle Shaft.
Pontop Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Pontop Hall Colliery
See South Medomsley Colliery.
Princes Street Drift, nr Shildon
Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ201263, 54° 37' 53" N, 1° 41' 19" W, 18.5 miles [30 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.

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Quarry Drift, nr Bishop Auckland
Alias:- Etherley Dene Drift. Closed Sep 1955. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ205292, 54° 39' 27" N, 1° 40' 56" W, 18.5 miles [30 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.

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Ramshaw No1 Colliery, nr West Auckland
Closed Oct 1959. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ165273, 54° 38' 26" N, 1° 44' 40" W, 20.5 miles [33 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Ramshaw No2 Colliery, nr West Auckland
Closed Oct 1959. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ170267, 54° 38' 6" N, 1° 44' 12" W, 20.5 miles [33 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Randolph Colliery, nr Evenwood
Closed 17 Feb 1962. Owners:- Randolph Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ 157249, 54° 37' 8" N, 1° 45' 25" W, 21 miles [34 Km] W of Middlesbrough.
Ravensworth Ann Colliery, nr Birtley
Alias:- Team CollieryTeams CollieryRavensworth Betty Colliery. Closed Feb 1968. Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Combined with Ravensworth Betty Colliery and sometimes known under that name. Ann Pit ceased to be used for drawing coal 8 Mar 1968 and from 11 Mar 1968 coal drawn from Ravensworth Park Drift which became Ravensworth Ann Colliery. Merged with Kibblesworth Colliery 24 Apr 1973. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ265579, 54° 54' 54" N, 1° 35' 12" W, 3.5 miles [6 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Ravensworth Betty Colliery
Combined early with Ravensworth Ann Colliery.
Ravensworth Colliery
Opened before 1757.
Ravensworth Park Drift
Alias:- Lady Park Drift. Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Drift closed 9 Mar 1968, re-opened as Ravensworth Ann Colliery 11 Mar 1968. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ242588, 54° 55' 24" N, 1° 37' 21" W, 3 miles [5 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Ravensworth Shop Colliery
Alias:- Allerdene Shop PitShop Pit. Closed 23 Feb 1962. Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ257526, 54° 52' 3" N, 1° 35' 58" W, 7 miles [11 Km] S of Newcastle.
Redheugh Colliery, Gateshead
Opened 1872. Closed 1927. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ244625, 54° 57' 23" N, 1° 37' 8" W, 1 mile [2 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Rickless Travelling Drift
Part of Victoria Garesfield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1399460819, 54° 56' 30" N, 1° 46' 54" W, 7 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Ridly Drift
Closed Jan 1956.
Rising Sun Colliery
Owners:- Wallsend & Hebburn Coal Co Ltd.
Roddymoor Colliery, Crook
Includes:- West Emma, West Lucy, West Edward. Opened 1844. Closed 10 Aug 1963. Owners:- Pease & Partners Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Wooley Colliery 1 Apr 1951. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ156365, 54° 43' 23" N, 1° 45' 28" W, 18 miles [29 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Rose Cottage Drift, nr Annfield Plain
Closed Aug 1955. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ175497, 54° 50' 30" N, 1° 43' 39" W, 10 miles [16 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Row Pit, nr Harraton
Opened before 1828.
Ruler 'M' Drift
See Garesfield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1313660076, 54° 56' 6" N, 1° 47' 42" W, 8 miles [13 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Rush Pit, Gateshead Fell
Opened before 1773.
Russell's Wallsend Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Ryhope Colliery, Ryhope
Closed 25 Nov 1966. Owners:- Ryhope Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ399535, 54° 52' 29" N, 1° 22' 41" W, 11 miles [18 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Ryton Moor Colliery
Opened before 1828.

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Sacriston Colliery, Sacriston
Alias:- Victoria PitSacriston Victoria Colliery. Includes:- Sacriston Five-Quarter Drift. Opened 1839. Closed 15 Nov 1985. Owners:- Charlaw & Sacriston Collieries Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Aborbed Low Nettlesworth Colliery & High Nettlesworth Colliery c 1890. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ234478, 54° 49' 28" N, 1° 38' 9" W, 10 miles [16 Km] S of Newcastle.
Sacriston Five-Quarter Drift
Opened 1940. Part of Sacriston Colliery.
Sacriston Victoria Colliery
See Sacriston Colliery.
Saint Pit
See Delves Colliery.
St Anthony's Colliery
Opened before 1828.
St Helen's Colliery, St Helen's Auckland
Opened 1831. Closed Apr 1926. Owners:- Pease & Partners Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ196270, 54° 38' 15" N, 1° 41' 47" W, 19 miles [30 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
St Hilda's Colliery
Opened before 1839. Owners:- Harton Coal Co. At first called 'Harton Colliery'. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ361667, 54° 59' 37" N, 1° 26' 8" W, 7 miles [11 Km] ENE of Newcastle.
St Lawrence Colliery
Opened before 1834.
Seaham Colliery, Seaham
Alias:- New Seaham Colliery. Closed 1988. Owners:- Londonderry Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ413496, 54° 50' 22" N, 1° 21' 25" W, 13.5 miles [21 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Seaton Burn Colliery
Owners:- Seaton Burn Coal Co Ltd.
Seaton Delaval Colliery
Owners:- Hartley Main Collieries Ltd.
Seghill Colliery
Owners:- Seghill Coll'y Ltd.
Sherburn Hill Colliery, Sherburn Hill
Closed 7 Aug 1965. Owners:- Dorman, Long & Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ336427, 54° 46' 41" N, 1° 28' 39" W, 14 miles [23 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Sheriff Hill Colliery, Wrekenton
Alias:- Ellison Main Colliery. Opened before 1793. Closed before 1895. Same location Isabella Pit. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ272596, 54° 55' 49" N, 1° 34' 32" W, 3 miles [5 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Shield Row Coronation Drift
See Coronation Drift.
Shield Row Drift, Sacriston
Opened 1897. Owners:- Charlaw & Sacriston Collieries Co Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ234475, 54° 49' 18" N, 1° 38' 9" W, 10 miles [16 Km] S of Newcastle.
Shilbottle Colliery, Shilbottle
Location:- (Sheet 81) NU215080, 55° 21' 56" N, 1° 39' 39" W, 4 miles [6 Km] SSE of Alnwick.
Shiney Row Colliery
Opened before 1808.
Shipcote Colliery, Gateshead
Opened c 1856. Closed 1880s.
Shire Moor Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Shop Pit
See Ravensworth Shop Colliery.
Shoreswood Colliery
Opened before 1855. Owners:- Carr & Co.
Shotton Colliery
Opened before 1841. Closed 1 Sep 1972. Owners:- Haswell Coal Co; Horden Collieries, (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ398413, 54° 45' 54" N, 1° 22' 53" W, 14.5 miles [23 Km] NNW of Middlesbrough.
Silksworth Colliery, Silksworth
Closed 5 Nov 1971. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ377541, 54° 52' 49" N, 1° 24' 44" W, 9.5 miles [16 Km] SE of Newcastle.
South Biddick Colliery
Opened before 1766.
South Garesfield Colliery, nr Rowlands Gill
Opened Aug 1887. Closed Feb 1960. Owners:- South Garesfield Coll'y Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ157572, 54° 54' 33" N, 1° 45' 18" W, 7 miles [12 Km] SW of Newcastle.
South Hetton Colliery, South Hetton
Opened 5 Aug 1833. Closed Jul 1982. Owners:- South Hetton Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ383453, 54° 48' 4" N, 1° 24' 15" W, 14 miles [23 Km] SE of Newcastle.
South Medomsley Colliery, nr Dipton
Alias:- Pontop Hall Colliery. Opened 1861. Closed Jul 1980. Owners:- D Baker & Co; South Medomsley Coll'y Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Eden Colliery 30 Dec 1961 and site cleared. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ144531, 54° 52' 21" N, 1° 46' 32" W, 9.5 miles [15 Km] SW of Newcastle.
South Moor Colliery
Opened before 1828. Owners:- Holmside and South Moor Collieries Ltd.
South Pelaw Colliery, nr Chester-le-Street
Alias:- 'E' Pit. Closed 3 Jan 1964. Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd; South Pelaw Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ264523, 54° 51' 53" N, 1° 35' 19" W, 7 miles [11 Km] S of Newcastle.
South Shildon Colliery, Shildon
Closed Aug 1958. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ233253, 54° 37' 20" N, 1° 38' 21" W, 16.5 miles [26 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Speculation Drift
Part of Victoria Garesfield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1430358122, 54° 55' 3" N, 1° 46' 37" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Speculation Pit
A drift. Part of Blaydon Main Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ19096280, 54° 57' 34" N, 1° 42' 7" W, 4 miles [6 Km] W of Newcastle.
Springfield Colliery
Opened before 1833.
Springwell (Vale Pit)
See Mount Moor Colliery.
Springwell Colliery, Springwell
Opened 1824. Closed Jun 1932. Owners:- John Bowes & Partners. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ285589, 54° 55' 26" N, 1° 33' 19" W, 3.5 miles [6 Km] SE of Newcastle. (Shaft and gear were maintained until the late 1960s as an escape route for Usworth - info from Alastair Greason).
Staindrop Field House Colliery, nr Evenwood Gate
Closed Jul 1967. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ175249, 54° 37' 8" N, 1° 43' 44" W, 20 miles [32 Km] W of Middlesbrough.
Stanley Burn Drift, Prudhoe
Closed Feb 1965. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ115626, 54° 57' 28" N, 1° 49' 13" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] W of Newcastle.
Stanley Colliery, nr Waterhouses
Opened before 1828. Closed Nov 1911. Owners:- Pease & Partners Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ173397, 54° 45' 7" N, 1° 43' 52" W, 15.5 miles [25 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Stanley Cottage Drift, nr Billy Row
Closed May 1968. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ171391, 54° 44' 47" N, 1° 44' 4" W, 16 miles [26 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Stargate Colliery, Stargate
Opened 1872. Closed 29 Jun 1963. Owners:- Stella Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ161634, 54° 57' 54" N, 1° 44' 55" W, 5.5 miles [9 Km] W of Newcastle.
Stella Colliery
Alias:- Towneley Main Colliery. Opened before 1815. Owners:- Stella Coal Co Ltd.
Stobswood Colliery
Owners:- Stobswood Coal Co.
Success Pit, nr Newbottle
Opened before 1828.
Swalwell Garesfield Colliery, Swalwell
Closed Aug 1940. Owners:- Swalwell Garesfield Coal Co; Dunston Garesfield Colleries Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ205623, 54° 57' 17" N, 1° 40' 47" W, 3 miles [5 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Swang Pit, Gateshead Fell
Opened before 1773.
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