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Collieries in Northumberland and Durham

Compiled by Brian Pears


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'D' Lambton Colliery
See Lambton 'D' Colliery.
'D' Pit
See Bewicke Main Colliery.
Dawdon Colliery, Seaham
Closed Jul 1991. Owners:- Londonderry Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ436478, 54° 49' 23" N, 1° 19' 17" W, 15 miles [24 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Deaf Hill Colliery, Deaf Hill
Closed 25 Feb 1967. Owners:- Trimdon Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ436478, 54° 49' 23" N, 1° 19' 17" W, 15 miles [24 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Dean and Chapter Colliery, Ferryhill
Closed 15 Jan 1966. Owners:- Dorman, Long & Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Leasingthorne Colliery1 Jan 1950, Merged with Chilton Colliery 28 May 1960. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ272331, 54° 41' 32" N, 1° 34' 41" W, 16 miles [25 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Delaval Benwell Colliery, Scotswood
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ209636, 54° 57' 59" N, 1° 40' 25" W, 2.5 miles [4 Km] W of Newcastle.
Delves Colliery
Alias:- Latter Day Saints PitSaint PitVictory Pit. Opened 1847. Owners:- Consett Iron Co. Known as Latterday Saints Pit from 1873, Closed Sep 1913, later re-opened as Crookhall Colliery (Victory Pit). Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ113503, 54° 50' 50" N, 1° 49' 26" W, 12 miles [19 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Dene Drift, Waldridge
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ247502, 54° 50' 45" N, 1° 36' 55" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] S of Newcastle.
Derwent Colliery, Medomsley
Includes:- Hunter Pit. Opened 1856. Closed 21 Nov 1964. Owners:- Consett Iron Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ123548, 54° 53' 16" N, 1° 48' 30" W, 10 miles [16 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Derwent Crook Colliery, Low Fell
Opened before 1746.
Dinnington Colliery
Owners:- Seaton Burn Coal Co Ltd.
Dipton Colliery, Dipton
Opened Apr 1855. Closed Nov 1940. Owners:- John Bowes & Partners. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ158358, 54° 43' 1" N, 1° 45' 17" W, 18.5 miles [29 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Dipton Delight Colliery
Owners:- John Bowes & Partners.
Doll Pit, Low Fell
Opened before 1773.
Dolly Pit, Newbottle
Opened before 1824. Part of Newbottle Colliery.
Dorothea Colliery, Philadelphia
Closed Dec 1985. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Herrington Colliery 29 Dec 1956. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ334524, 54° 51' 55" N, 1° 28' 46" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Dorothea Pit
Part of Newbottle Colliery.
Downs Pit
Opened before 1836. Part of Hetton Colliery.
Dudley Colliery, Dudley
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ259738, 55° 3' 29" N, 1° 35' 40" W, 6.5 miles [10 Km] N of Newcastle.
Duke Pit, Chopwell
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ123598, 54° 55' 58" N, 1° 48' 29" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Dummys Pit
Opened before 1790. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1185661296, 54° 56' 46" N, 1° 48' 54" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] W of Newcastle.
Dunston & Elswick Colliery
See Dunston Colliery.
Dunston Colliery, Dunston
Alias:- Dunston & Elswick Colliery. Closed Dec 1947. Owners:- Dunston Garesfield Collieries Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ228625, 54° 57' 24" N, 1° 38' 38" W, 1.5 miles [3 Km] WSW of Newcastle.

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'E' Pit
See South Pelaw Colliery.
Earl Pit, Chopwell
Opened before 1857. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1241859016, 54° 55' 32" N, 1° 48' 22" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Easington Colliery, Easington Colliery
Closed Apr 1993. Owners:- Easington Coal Company, (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ438442, 54° 47' 26" N, 1° 19' 8" W, 15.5 miles [25 Km] NNW of Middlesbrough.
East Pit
See Milkwellburn East Shaft.
East Drift
Part of Chopwell Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ12125880, 54° 55' 25" N, 1° 48' 39" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
East Hedley Hope Colliery, nr Tow Law
Closed 31 Jan 1959. Owners:- Bearpark Coal & Coke Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ158404, 54° 45' 29" N, 1° 45' 16" W, 15.5 miles [25 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
East Hetton Colliery, nr Kelloe
Closed Jun 1983. Owners:- East Hetton Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ346370, 54° 43' 36" N, 1° 27' 46" W, 14 miles [22 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
East Pit
Part of Murton Colliery.
East Rainton Colliery
Opened before 1776.
East Tanfield Colliery, nr Tantobie
Closed 9 Jan 1965. Owners:- South Derwent Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ194552, 54° 53' 28" N, 1° 41' 51" W, 6.5 miles [10 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Eccles Colliery
See Backworth Colliery.
Eden Colliery, Leadgate
Includes:- Main Coal Drift. Opened 1850. Closed July 1980. Owners:- Consett Iron Co; (1947) NCB. Shaft & buildings closed 23 Oct 1967. After that coal drawn from Main Coal Drift. Merged with South Medomsley Colliery 30 Dec 1961. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ134521, 54° 51' 48" N, 1° 47' 28" W, 10.5 miles [17 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Eden Colliery - Main Coal Drift
Owners:- NCB. See Eden Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ142517, 54° 51' 35" N, 1° 46' 44" W, 10 miles [16 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Edmondsley Shield Row Drift, Sacriston
Opened c 1946. Closed Apr 1948. Owners:- Charlaw & Sacriston Collieries Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Part ofSacriston Colliery.
Edward Pit
Alias:- West Edward. Opened 1849. See Peases West Colliery and Roddymoor Colliery.
Eldon Colliery, Shildon
Opened before 1864. Closed Jul 1932. Owners:- South Durham Coal Co; (1903) Pease & Partners Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ239280, 54° 38' 47" N, 1° 37' 47" W, 16.5 miles [26 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Eldon Drift, Eldon
Closed Oct 1962. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ250278, 54° 38' 40" N, 1° 36' 45" W, 15.5 miles [25 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Elemore Colliery, Easington Lane
Includes:- George PitIsabella PitLady Pit. Opened 1827. Closed 2 Jan 1974. Owners:- Hetton Coal Co; (1934) Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Part of Hawthorn Combined Mine from 2 Jan 1960. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ356456, 54° 48' 14" N, 1° 26' 46" W, 13 miles [21 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Ellington Colliery, Ellington
Owners:- Ashington Coal Co Ltd. Location:- (Sheet 81) NZ283917, 55° 13' 7" N, 1° 33' 18" W, 15 miles [24 Km] SSE of Alnwick.
Ellison Main Colliery
See Sheriff Hill Colliery.
Elm Park Drift
Part of Medomsley Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ106530, 54° 52' 18" N, 1° 50' 5" W, 11.5 miles [18 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Elswick Colliery
Opened before 1828. Owners:- Elswick Coal Co Ltd.
Emma Colliery, Ryton
Alias:- Towneley Colliery. Opened c 1845. Closed 19 Apr 1968. Owners:- Stella Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ144639, 54° 58' 10" N, 1° 46' 30" W, 7 miles [11 Km] W of Newcastle.
Emma Pit
Alias:- West Emma. Opened 1846. See Peases West Colliery and Roddymoor Colliery.
Engine Pit, Low Fell
Opened before 1773.
Engine Pit, nr Rowlands Gill
See Garesfield No 4 Pit.
Eppleton Colliery, nr Hetton-le-Hole
Includes:- Jane PitCaroline PitLyndsay Pit. Opened 1833. Closed 30 Mar 1986. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Part of Hawthorn Combined Mine from 2 Jan 1960. Merged with Murton Collery 30 Mar 1986. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ364484, 54° 49' 44" N, 1° 25' 60" W, 11.5 miles [19 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Esh Colliery, Esh Winning
Closed Jun 1968. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ195423, 54° 46' 30" N, 1° 41' 49" W, 14 miles [22 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Esperley Lane Drift, Evenwood
Closed Feb 1962. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ140238, 54° 36' 33" N, 1° 46' 60" W, 22 miles [35 Km] W of Middlesbrough.
Esther Pit
See West Lintz Drift.
Etherley Dene Drift
See Quarry Drift.

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Fallow Pit
Opened before 1857. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1302160965, 54° 56' 35" N, 1° 47' 48" W, 8 miles [13 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Fan Pit, Gateshead Fell
Opened before 1773.
Fanny Pit, Sheriff Hill, Gareshead
Closed 1926. Owners:- Heworth Coal Co Ltd.
Fatfield Colliery
Opened before 1767.
Fatfield Hall Colliery
Opened before 1808.
Fawdon Colliery
Opened before 1827.
Felling Colliery, Felling
Opened before 1812. Owners:- Sir G.Elliot, John Bowes & Partners. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ275624, 54° 57' 19" N, 1° 34' 14" W, 1.5 miles [3 Km] ESE of Newcastle.
Fenhall Drift, nr Lanchester
Closed May 1963. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ167484, 54° 49' 48" N, 1° 44' 24" W, 11 miles [18 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Finnon Pit, Sacriston
Opened 1742.
Fishburn Colliery, Fishburn
Closed 30 Nov 1973. Owners:- Henry Stobart & Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ361318, 54° 40' 47" N, 1° 26' 24" W, 11 miles [17 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
Five-Quarter Drift
Part of Charlaw Colliery.
Flatworth Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Fold Pit, Gateshead
Opened before 1782.
Follonsby Colliery
See Wardley No 1 Colliery.
Fortune Pit, Chopwell
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ12205923, 54° 55' 39" N, 1° 48' 35" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Furnace Pit, Chopwell
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ12995888, 54° 55' 28" N, 1° 47' 50" W, 8 miles [13 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Furnace Pit
See Heavygate Pit.

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Garesfield Colliery, (original) nr Rowlands Gill
Alias:- Thornley Colliery. Includes:- Garesfield No 3 PitGaresfield No 4 Pit. Opened 1800. Closed c 1854. Predated Garesfield Colliery at High Spen. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ161600, 54° 56' 4" N, 1° 44' 55" W, 6 miles [10 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Garesfield Colliery
Includes:- Garesfield 'A' PitBute PitTilley PitClinty DriftTilley DriftTowneley DriftHeavygate Pit,Ruler 'M' Drift. Opened 1837. Closed 29 Jan 1960. Owners:- Marquis of Bute, (1891) Consett Iron Co; (1947)NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ139598, 54° 55' 57" N, 1° 46' 59" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Garesfield 'A' Pit
Opened 1837. Part of Garesfield Colliery, used for ventillation after other shafts sunk. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1394259745, 54° 55' 56" N, 1° 46' 57" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Garesfield No 3 Pit, High Spen
Originally part of Garesfield Colliery and later used for ventillation of Lilley Drift Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ16026037, 54° 56' 16" N, 1° 44' 60" W, 6 miles [10 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Garesfield No 4 Pit
Alias:- Engine Pit. Originally part of Garesfield Colliery and later used for ventillation of Lilley Drift Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1514259874, 54° 55' 60" N, 1° 45' 49" W, 6.5 miles [11 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Gateshead Colliery, Gateshead
Opened before 1645.
Gateshead Park Colliery
Opened before 1697.
George Pit, Lumley
Opened before 1819.
George Pit, Chopwell
Opened before 1857. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1227059382, 54° 55' 44" N, 1° 48' 31" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
George Pit
Part of Elemore Colliery.
Glebe Pit, Ryton Woodside
 
Globe Colliery
Opened before 1798.
Globe Pit
Opened before 1794.
Grange Colliery, Belmont
Closed Apr 1948. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ302447, 54° 47' 46" N, 1° 31' 49" W, 12 miles [20 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Great Lumley Colliery
Opened before 1833.
Greencroft Tower Colliery, Annfield Plain
Closed Jul 1957. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ167502, 54° 50' 46" N, 1° 44' 24" W, 10 miles [16 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Greenside Colliery, Greenside
Opened Aug 1907. Closed 23 Jul 1966. Owners:- Stella Coal Co; (1947) NCB. There was a landsale pit at Greenside prior to the sinking of this one. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ139619, 54° 57' 5" N, 1° 46' 59" W, 7 miles [12 Km] W of Newcastle.
Greenwich Moor Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Grooves Pit
Opened before 1790. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1158460832, 54° 56' 31" N, 1° 49' 9" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
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