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Collieries in Northumberland and Durham

Compiled by Brian Pears


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Tanfield Lea Colliery, Tanfield Lea
Closed 25 Aug 1962. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ188544, 54° 53' 2" N, 1° 42' 25" W, 7 miles [11 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Tanfield Moor Colliery, Tantobie
Opened before 1828. Closed Oct 1948. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ169545, 54° 53' 6" N, 1° 44' 12" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Team Colliery
Opened before 1828. See Ravensworth Ann Colliery.
Teams Colliery
See Ravensworth Ann Colliery.
Temple Main Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Thornley Colliery, nr Rowlands Gill
See Garesfield Colliery.
Thornley Colliery, Thornley
Opened before 1841. Closed 9 Jan 1970. Owners:- Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ365395, 54° 44' 56" N, 1° 25' 58" W, 14.5 miles [23 Km] NNW of Middlesbrough.
Thrislington Colliery, West Cornforth
Closed 4 Mar 1967. Owners:- Henry Stobart & Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ309338, 54° 41' 53" N, 1° 31' 14" W, 14 miles [23 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
Throckley Colliery
Owners:- Throckley Coal Co Ltd.
Tilley Drift
Part of Garesfield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ13656043, 54° 56' 18" N, 1° 47' 13" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Tilley Pit
Part of Garesfield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1394159862, 54° 55' 59" N, 1° 46' 57" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Tin Mill Colliery, Blackhill
Alias:- Consett CollieryMount Pleasant CollieryBlackhill Colliery. Opened before 1866. Closed Aug 1910. Owners:- Shotley Bridge Iron Co; (1866) Consett Iron Co. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ104515, 54° 51' 29" N, 1° 50' 17" W, 12 miles [19 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Tongue Burns Drift, Blackhall Mill
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ12115703, 54° 54' 28" N, 1° 48' 40" W, 9 miles [15 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Towneley Colliery
See Emma Colliery.
Towneley Drift
Part of Garesfield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ14035983, 54° 55' 58" N, 1° 46' 52" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Towneley Main Colliery
See Stella Colliery.
Trimdon Grange Colliery, Trimdon Grange
Closed 16 Feb 1968. Owners:- East Hetton Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ366356, 54° 42' 50" N, 1° 25' 55" W, 12.5 miles [20 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
Tudhoe Colliery
Owners:- Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Co Ltd.
Tudhoe Mill Drift, Tudhoe
Closed Feb 1965. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ252355, 54° 42' 50" N, 1° 36' 32" W, 17.5 miles [28 Km] S of Newcastle.
Tudhoe Park Colliery, Tudhoe
Closed May 1969. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ268357, 54° 42' 56" N, 1° 35' 2" W, 17 miles [27 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
Tursdale Colliery, nr Cornforth
Owners:- Dorman, Long & Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Bowburn Colliery before 1947. NCB cleared surface buildings and built workshops - shaft used to access training face. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ292360, 54° 43' 5" N, 1° 32' 48" W, 16 miles [25 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
Twizell Burn - Alma Drift
See Alma Drift.
Twizell Burn Drift, Grange Villa
Closed 1 Jul 1948. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ232515, 54° 51' 28" N, 1° 38' 19" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] S of Newcastle.
Tyne Main Colliery, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
Opened before 1828. Two main shafts + shaft near Hawk's Iron Works.

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Upper Heworth Colliery, Gateshead
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ282609, 54° 56' 31" N, 1° 33' 35" W, 2.5 miles [4 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Urpeth Busty Colliery
Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ249536, 54° 52' 35" N, 1° 36' 43" W, 6.5 miles [10 Km] S of Newcastle.
Urpeth 'C' Colliery, Urpeth
Owners:- Pelaw Main Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Closed and re-opened in 1947. Merged with Ouston 'E' Colliery 30 Mar 1957. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ243545, 54° 53' 4" N, 1° 37' 16" W, 6 miles [9 Km] S of Newcastle.
Ushaw Moor Colliery, Ushaw Moor
Opened 1866. Closed 5 Aug 1960. Owners:- Henry Chaytor, (1893) Pease & Partners Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ220428, 54° 46' 46" N, 1° 39' 29" W, 13 miles [21 Km] S of Newcastle.
Usworth Colliery, Usworth
Closed 8 Aug 1974. Owners:- Leversons Wallsend Collieries Ltd; Washington Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Combined with Wardley No 1 Colliery and Wardley No 2 Colliery 2 Jan 1959. Combined colliery based atWardley No 1 Colliery was renamed Usworth Colliery 20 Jan 1969. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ315584, 54° 55' 9" N, 1° 30' 31" W, 5 miles [8 Km] SE of Newcastle.

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Vale Pit
See Mount Moor Colliery.
Vane Tempest Colliery, Seaham
Closed Jun 1993. Owners:- Londonderry Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ425503, 54° 50' 44" N, 1° 20' 17" W, 13.5 miles [22 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Victoria Drift
Part of Blaydon Burn Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ16826227, 54° 57' 17" N, 1° 44' 14" W, 5.5 miles [9 Km] W of Newcastle.
Victoria Garesfield Colliery, Victoria Garesfield
Includes:- Coronation DriftSpeculation DriftHookergate DriftAshtree DriftRickless Travelling Drift. Opened c 1860. Closed 13 Jul 1962. Owners:- Thomas Ramsey, Victoria Garesfield Coll'y Co; (1899) Priestman Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ145580, 54° 54' 59" N, 1° 46' 26" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Victoria Pit
See Sacriston Colliery.
Victory Pit
Closed 9 Nov 1963. See Delves Colliery and Crookhall Colliery.

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Walbottle Colliery, nr Newburn
Opened before 1828. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ177649, 54° 58' 42" N, 1° 43' 24" W, 5 miles [8 Km] W of Newcastle.
Waldridge Colliery, Waldridge
Closed Apr 1926. Owners:- Thiedman & Wallis, Waldridge Coal Co; (1899) Priestman Collieries Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ250501, 54° 50' 42" N, 1° 36' 38" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] S of Newcastle.
Walker Colliery
Opened before 1765.
Wallsend Colliery
Opened before 1782. Owners:- Wallsend & Hebburn Coal Co Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ310664, 54° 59' 28" N, 1° 30' 56" W, 4 miles [6 Km] ENE of Newcastle.
Wardley Colliery
Opened before 1868. Owners:- John Bowes & Partners. Replaced by Follonsby Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ306620, 54° 57' 6" N, 1° 31' 20" W, 3.5 miles [6 Km] ESE of Newcastle.
Wardley No 1 Colliery, White Mare Pool
Alias:- Follonsby Colliery. Opened Dec 1911. Closed 8 Aug 1974. Owners:- John Bowes & Partners. Replaced Wardley Colliery. Combined with Wardley No 2 Colliery and Usworth Colliery on 2 Jan 1959. Renamed Usworth Colliery 20 Jan 1969. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ313608, 54° 56' 27" N, 1° 30' 41" W, 4 miles [7 Km] ESE of Newcastle.
Wardley No 2 Colliery
Re-opened 2 Jan 1959 and combined with Wardley No 1 Colliery and Usworth Colliery. Shaft closed 29 Apr 1971. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ306620, 54° 57' 6" N, 1° 31' 20" W, 3.5 miles [6 Km] ESE of Newcastle.
Washington '1' Pit
Opened before 1828.
Washington Colliery
Opened before 1794. Owners:- Leversons Wallsend Collieries Ltd.
Washington 'F' Colliery, Washington
Closed 21 Jun 1968. Owners:- Washington Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ303574, 54° 54' 37" N, 1° 31' 38" W, 5 miles [8 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Washington Glebe Colliery, Washington
Closed 4 Aug 1972. Owners:- Washington Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ308563, 54° 54' 1" N, 1° 31' 11" W, 5.5 miles [9 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Watergate Colliery, nr Sunniside
Opened 1926. Closed 20 Aug 1964. Owners:- Priestman Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ222599, 54° 55' 60" N, 1° 39' 13" W, 3 miles [5 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Waterhouses Colliery, Waterhouses
Closed Aug 1966. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ185411, 54° 45' 52" N, 1° 42' 45" W, 14.5 miles [24 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Wearmouth Colliery, Sunderland
Alias:- Monkwearmouth Colliery. Opened 1835. Closed Jun 1994. Owners:- Wearmouth Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ394578, 54° 54' 48" N, 1° 23' 7" W, 9.5 miles [15 Km] ESE of Newcastle.
Weetslade Colliery
Owners:- Hazlerigg & Burradon Coal Co Ltd.
Wellington Colliery
Opened before 1828.
West Auckland Colliery
Closed Jul 1967.
West Brandon Drift, nr Waterhouses
Opened after 1947. Closed 22 Aug 1958. Owners:- NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ198402, 54° 45' 23" N, 1° 41' 32" W, 15 miles [24 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
West Cramlington Colliery
Opened before 1842.
West Drift
Opened 1960. Part of Chopwell Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ089575, 54° 54' 43" N, 1° 51' 40" W, 11 miles [18 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
West Edward Pit
Alias:- Edward Pit. Opened 1849. See Peases West Colliery and Roddymoor Colliery.
West Ellimore Colliery
Owners:- Consett Iron Co. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ120503, 54° 50' 50" N, 1° 48' 47" W, 11.5 miles [19 Km] SW of Newcastle.
West Emma Pit
Alias:- Emma Pit. Opened 1846. See Peases West Colliery and Roddymoor Colliery.
West Lintz Drift, nr Tantobie
Alias:- Brass Thill DriftEsther Pit. Opened 1874. Closed Mar 1929. Owners:- Lintz Coll'y Co; (c 1900) South Garesfield Coll'y Co Ltd. Closed c 1878, re-opened as Esther Pit c 1900. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ156548, 54° 53' 15" N, 1° 45' 24" W, 8 miles [13 Km] SW of Newcastle.
West Lucy Pit, Billy Row
Alias:- Lucy Pit. Opened 1849. See Peases West Colliery and Roddymoor Colliery.
West Moor Colliery
See Killingworth West Moor.
West Pelton Colliery
Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
West Pit
Part of Murton Colliery.
West Pit House Shaft
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1237260609, 54° 56' 24" N, 1° 48' 25" W, 8.5 miles [13 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
West Stanley Colliery
Owners:- South Derwent Coal Co Ltd.
West Thornley Colliery, nr Tow Law
Closed 6 Nov 1965. Owners:- Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ133386, 54° 44' 32" N, 1° 47' 36" W, 17.5 miles [28 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
West Wylam Colliery
Owners:- Mickley Coal Co Ltd.
Westerton Colliery, Westerton
Closed Oct 1961. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ237318, 54° 40' 50" N, 1° 37' 57" W, 17.5 miles [28 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Westoe Colliery, South Shields
Closed May 1993. Owners:- Harton Coal Co; (1947), NCB. Re-opened by NCB in 1947. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ373368, 54° 43' 29" N, 1° 25' 15" W, 12.5 miles [20 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
Westwood Colliery
Opened 1871. Closed 1941. Owners:- Consett Iron Co Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ112567, 54° 54' 17" N, 1° 49' 31" W, 10 miles [16 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Wheatley Hill Colliery, Wheatley Hill
Closed 3 May 1968. Owners:- Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ385393, 54° 44' 49" N, 1° 24' 7" W, 13.5 miles [22 Km] NNW of Middlesbrough.
Whitburn Colliery, Whitburn Colliery
Opened May 1879. Closed 7 Jun 1968. Owners:- Whitburn Coal Co; Harton Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ408637, 54° 57' 58" N, 1° 21' 46" W, 9.5 miles [16 Km] E of Newcastle.
Whitefield Colliery, Chopwell
Includes:- John Pit. Opened before 1828.
Whittle Colliery, Newton-on-the-Moor
Location:- (Sheet 81) NU176064, 55° 21' 5" N, 1° 43' 21" W, 4.5 miles [7 Km] S of Alnwick.
Whittonstall Drift, Whittonstall
Opened 1907. Closed 25 Nov 1966. Owners:- Consett Iron Co; (1947) NCB. Part of Chopwell Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ087572, 54° 54' 34" N, 1° 51' 51" W, 11 miles [18 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Whitworth Park Colliery, Spennymoor
Closed Jul 1974. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ250340, 54° 42' 1" N, 1° 36' 43" W, 17.5 miles [28 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Willington Colliery, Willington Quay
Includes:- Bigge's Pit. Opened before 1778.
Wilson's Field Colliery, Gateshead
Opened before 1645.
Windsor's Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Wingate Grange Colliery, Wingate
Closed 26 Oct 1962. Owners:- Wingate Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ398373, 54° 43' 44" N, 1° 22' 55" W, 12 miles [20 Km] NNW of Middlesbrough.
Winlaton Colliery
Opened before 1587.
Witton Colliery, Sacriston
Includes:- Witton Shield Row No 2 Drift. Opened 1859. Closed 8 Jan 1966. Owners:- Charlaw & Sacriston Collieries Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ238461, 54° 48' 33" N, 1° 37' 47" W, 11 miles [18 Km] S of Newcastle.
Witton Shield Row Drift, Sacriston
Opened 1920. Owners:- Charlaw & Sacriston Collieries Co Ltd. Part of Witton Colliery.
Witton Shield Row No 2 Drift, Sacriston
Opened c 1940. Closed 1941. Owners:- Charlaw & Sacriston Collieries Co Ltd. Part of Witton Colliery.
Woodhorn Colliery
Owners:- Ashington Coal Co Ltd.
Woodside Winnings
Owners:- Consett Iron Co. Part of Crookhall Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ138490, 54° 50' 8" N, 1° 47' 6" W, 11.5 miles [19 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Wooley Colliery, nr Crook
Owners:- Pease & Partners Ltd; (!947) NCB. Closed Aug 1931, later re-opened. Merged with Roddymoor Colliery 1 Apr 1951. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ178385, 54° 44' 28" N, 1° 43' 25" W, 16.5 miles [26 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Wylam Colliery
Opened before 1828.
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