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Collieries in Northumberland and Durham

Compiled by Brian Pears


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Haggs Lane Drift, nr Shildon
Closed Jan 1964. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ206256, 54° 37' 30" N, 1° 40' 51" W, 18 miles [29 Km] W of Middlesbrough.
Hamsteels Colliery, nr Esh Winning
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ182431, 54° 46' 57" N, 1° 43' 1" W, 13.5 miles [22 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Hamsterley Colliery, Hamsterley Colliery
Opened c 1866. Closed 2 Feb 1968. Owners:- Hamsterley Coll'y Ltd; (1947) NCB. This was a drift. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ117565, 54° 54' 11" N, 1° 49' 3" W, 9.5 miles [15 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Handen Hold Colliery, West Pelton
Closed 1 Mar 1968. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ233526, 54° 52' 3" N, 1° 38' 13" W, 7 miles [11 Km] S of Newcastle.
Harbour House Drift, nr Leamside
Closed Apr 1957. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ288471, 54° 49' 4" N, 1° 33' 6" W, 10.5 miles [17 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Harraton Colliery, nr Chester-le-Street
Opened before 1794. Closed 29 May 1965. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ291539, 54° 52' 44" N, 1° 32' 47" W, 6.5 miles [11 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Hartley Colliery
Opened before 1761.
Harton Colliery, South Shields
Opened 1810. Closed 25 Jul 1969. Owners:- Harton Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ362642, 54° 58' 16" N, 1° 26' 4" W, 7 miles [11 Km] E of Newcastle.
Haswell Colliery
Opened 2 Jul 1835. Owners:- Haswell Coal Co. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ375434, 54° 47' 2" N, 1° 25' 1" W, 14.5 miles [24 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Hauxley Colliery
Owners:- Broomhill Collieries Ltd.
Havannah Colliery, Hazlerigg
A drift mine. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ217718, 55° 2' 25" N, 1° 39' 37" W, 5.5 miles [9 Km] NNW of Newcastle.
Hawthorn Combined Mine, nr Murton
Opened 2 Jan 1960. Owners:- NCB. Drew coal from Elemore CollieryEppleton Colliery and Murton Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ390458, 54° 48' 20" N, 1° 23' 36" W, 14 miles [23 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Hazard Pit
A drift. Part of Blaydon Main Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ19166280, 54° 57' 34" N, 1° 42' 3" W, 4 miles [6 Km] W of Newcastle.
Hazlerigg Colliery
Owners:- Hazlerigg & Burradon Coal Co Ltd.
Heaton Colliery
Opened before 1832.
Heaton Main Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Heavygate Pit
Alias:- Furnace Pit. Ventilation. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1302058850, 54° 55' 27" N, 1° 47' 49" W, 8 miles [13 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Hebburn Colliery
Opened before 1805. Owners:- Wallsend & Hebburn Coal Co Ltd.
Heddon Colliery
Owners:- Throckley Coal Co Ltd.
Hedley Colliery, South Moor
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ193524, 54° 51' 57" N, 1° 41' 57" W, 8 miles [13 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Hedley Hill Colliery
Owners:- Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Co Ltd.
Herrington Colliery, New Herrington
Closed Dec 1985. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Dorothea Colliery 29 Dec 1956. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ341533, 54° 52' 24" N, 1° 28' 7" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Herrington Mill Colliery, Penshaw
Opened before 1812.
Hetton Colliery, Hetton-le-Hole
Includes:- Downs Pit. Opened before 1828. Closed 22 Jul 1950. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ360469, 54° 48' 56" N, 1° 26' 23" W, 12.5 miles [20 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Hetton Lyons Colliery
Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
Heworth Colliery
Opened before 1826. Closed 29 Jun 1963. Owners:- Heworth Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ284605, 54° 56' 18" N, 1° 33' 24" W, 3 miles [4 Km] SE of Newcastle.
High Marley Hill Drift, Byermoor
Opened after 1947. Closed 29 Jun 1963. Owners:- NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ191572, 54° 54' 33" N, 1° 42' 7" W, 5.5 miles [9 Km] SW of Newcastle.
High Nettlesworth Colliery
Absorbed into Sacriston Victoria Colliery c 1890.
Hodgson's Field Colliery, Gateshead
Opened before 1645.
Hole-in-the-Wall Colliery, Crook
Includes:- Hole-in-the-Wall Drift, Stonechester Drift, Dowfold Drift. Opened 1935. Closed 21 Nov 1964. Owners:- W. Craggs & Sons Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ168362, 54° 43' 13" N, 1° 44' 21" W, 18 miles [29 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Holmside Colliery
Owners:- Holmside & South Moor Collieries Ltd.
Holywell Main Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Hookergate Drift
Part of Victoria Garesfield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1452258142, 54° 55' 4" N, 1° 46' 24" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Horden Colliery, Horden
Closed Feb 1986. Owners:- Horden Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ442418, 54° 46' 9" N, 1° 18' 46" W, 14 miles [22 Km] NNW of Middlesbrough.
Houghton Colliery, Houghton-le-Spring
Closed Sep 1981. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ338504, 54° 50' 50" N, 1° 28' 25" W, 10 miles [16 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Howden Pit, Percy Main
Opened before 1814.
Humber Hill Drift
Closed 9 Nov 1963. Owners:- Consett Iron Co. Part of Crookhall Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ140470, 54° 49' 3" N, 1° 46' 56" W, 12.5 miles [20 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Hunter Pit
Opened 1889. See Derwent Colliery.
Hutton Drift
Part of Chopwell Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ11395871, 54° 55' 22" N, 1° 49' 20" W, 9 miles [15 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Hylton Colliery, Castletown
Closed Jul 1979. Owners:- Wearmouth Coal Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ366583, 54° 55' 5" N, 1° 25' 44" W, 8 miles [13 Km] ESE of Newcastle.

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Isabella Pit
Opened 1780's. Same location as Sheriff Hill Colliery.
Isabella Pit
Part of Elemore Colliery.
Iveston Colliery, Iveston
Opened Jun 1839. Closed Jan 1892. Owners:- Black, Reay & Co; Consett Iron Co. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ133505, 54° 50' 57" N, 1° 47' 34" W, 11 miles [18 Km] SW of Newcastle.

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Jane Pit
Part of Eppleton Colliery.
Jarrow Colliery
Opened before 1815.
John Pit, Chopwell
Part of Whitefield Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ120597, 54° 55' 54" N, 1° 48' 46" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Juliet Pit, Fatfield
Opened before 1825.

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Kenton Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Kibblesworth Colliery, Kibblesworth
Opened before 1842. Closed 4 Oct 1974. Owners:- George Southern, John Bowes & Partners, (1947) NCB. Coal from Ravensworth Ann Colliery drawn here from 24 Apr 1973. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ243562, 54° 53' 59" N, 1° 37' 16" W, 4.5 miles [8 Km] S of Newcastle.
Kibblesworth Grange Drift
Opened 1914. Closed Dec 1932. Owners:- John Bowes & Partners. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ249564, 54° 54' 6" N, 1° 36' 42" W, 4.5 miles [7 Km] S of Newcastle.
Killingworth Colliery
Opened before 1806.
Killingworth West Moor Colliery, Killingworth
Alias:- West Moor. Opened before 1829.
Kimblesworth Colliery, Kimblesworth
Closed Nov 1967. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ261469, 54° 48' 58" N, 1° 35' 38" W, 10.5 miles [17 Km] S of Newcastle.
King Pit, Wrekenton
Opened before 1831.
King Pit, Chopwell
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ11815956, 54° 55' 50" N, 1° 48' 56" W, 9 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Kyo Wood Pit
Opened before 1790. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ1200061401, 54° 56' 49" N, 1° 48' 45" W, 8.5 miles [13 Km] W of Newcastle.

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Lady Ann Colliery
Alias:- Lambton Lady Ann Pit. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
Lady Park Drift
See Ravensworth Park Drift.
Lady Pit
Part of Elemore Colliery - half of George shaft.
Lambton 'A' Pit
Opened before 1794.
Lambton 'B' Pit
Opened before 1794.
Lambton Colliery
Opened before 1766.
Lambton 'D' Colliery, Fencehouses
Alias:- 'D' Lambton Colliery. Closed 27 Feb 1965. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ318507, 54° 51' 0" N, 1° 30' 17" W, 9 miles [15 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Lambton Lady Ann Pit
Opened before 1794. See Lady Ann Colliery.
Lanchester Towneley Drift, nr Towneley
Closed Aug 1963. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ180461, 54° 48' 34" N, 1° 43' 12" W, 12 miles [19 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Langley Park Colliery, Langley Park
Opened 1876. Closed 31 Oct 1975. Owners:- Consett Iron Co; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ211457, 54° 48' 20" N, 1° 40' 18" W, 11.5 miles [18 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Latter Day Saints Pit
See Delves Colliery.
Lawson's Main Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Leafield Colliery, Chester le Street
Opened before 1814.
Leasingthorne Colliery, nr Coundon
Closed Mar 1967. Owners:- Dorman, Long & Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Dean & Chapter Colliery 1 Jan 1950. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ252304, 54° 40' 5" N, 1° 36' 33" W, 16 miles [26 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Lee Pit, Chopwell
Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ119598, 54° 55' 58" N, 1° 48' 51" W, 8.5 miles [14 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Lilley Drift Colliery
Includes:- Alice DriftBarlowfield DriftGaresfield No 3 PitGaresfield No 4 Pit. Opened 1870s. Closed 5 Jan 1957. Owners:- Joseph Cowen & Co Ltd; (1899) Priestman Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ168591, 54° 55' 34" N, 1° 44' 16" W, 6 miles [10 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Linton Colliery
Owners:- Ashington Coal Co Ltd.
Lintz Colliery, nr Burnopfield
Alias:- Anna Pit. Opened c 1855. Closed Mar 1929. Owners:- Lintz Coll'y Co; (1889) J. Shield, (1895) South Garesfield Coll'y Co Ltd. Closed 1885. Re-opened 1889. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ158561, 54° 53' 57" N, 1° 45' 13" W, 7.5 miles [12 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Little Burn Colliery, Meadowfield
Closed Dec 1950. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ255395, 54° 44' 59" N, 1° 36' 14" W, 15 miles [24 Km] S of Newcastle.
Long Benton Colliery
Opened before 1760.
Louisa Colliery, Stanley
Alias:- Morrison North Pit. Owners:- Homside and South Moor Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged withMorrison Busty Colliery 31 Dec 1965 (1955?). Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ193527, 54° 52' 7" N, 1° 41' 57" W, 8 miles [13 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Low Moorsley Colliery, Houghton le Spring
Opened before 1833.
Low Nettlesworth Colliery
Absorbed into Sacriston Victoria Colliery c 1890.
Low Pit, Harraton
Opened before 1815.
Lucy Pit, Billy Row
Alias:- West Lucy. Opened 1849. See Peases West Colliery and Roddymoor Colliery.
Ludworth Colliery
Owners:- Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Co Ltd.
Lumley Colliery
Opened before 1799.
Lumley New Winning
Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
Lumley Sixth Colliery, Lumley
Closed 22 Jan 1966. Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd; John Bowes & Partners, (1947) NCB. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ309506, 54° 50' 57" N, 1° 31' 7" W, 9 miles [14 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Lyndsay Pit
Part of Eppleton Colliery.
Lynemouth Colliery, Lynemouth
Includes:- Bewick Drift. Location:- (Sheet 81) NZ298905, 55° 12' 28" N, 1° 31' 54" W, 16 miles [26 Km] SSE of Alnwick.

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Main Coal Drift
Part of Charlaw Colliery.
Mainsforth Colliery, Ferryhill Station
Closed 6 Dec 1968. Owners:- Dorman, Long & Co Ltd; (1947) NCB. Closed after flooding. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ307316, 54° 40' 42" N, 1° 31' 26" W, 13.5 miles [22 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Malton Colliery, nr Lanchester
Closed 22 Jul 1961. Owners:- Sir S.A. Sadler Ltd; (1947) NCB. Colliery was a group of small drifts. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ180461, 54° 48' 34" N, 1° 43' 12" W, 12 miles [19 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Margaret Colliery
Owners:- Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd.
Maria Colliery
Owners:- Throckley Coal Co Ltd.
Marley Hill Colliery, Marley Hill
Closed Mar 1983. Owners:- John Bowes & Partners. Linked with Clockburn Drift 1952. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ206575, 54° 54' 42" N, 1° 40' 43" W, 5 miles [8 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Marshall Green Colliery, Witton-le-Wear
Location:- (Sheet 92) NZ156317, 54° 40' 48" N, 1° 45' 29" W, 21 miles [33 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Mary Pit
Opened 1850s. Closed 28 Mar 1953. A drift-mine. Part of Blaydon Burn Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ16396212, 54° 57' 12" N, 1° 44' 39" W, 5.5 miles [9 Km] W of Newcastle.
Medomsley Colliery, Medomsley
Includes:- Elm Park Drift. Opened c1841. Closed 6 Oct 1972. Owners:- Consett Iron Co; (1947) NCB. Shaft closed 2 Aug 1963, coal continued to be drawn from Elm Park Drift. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ115536, 54° 52' 37" N, 1° 49' 15" W, 10.5 miles [17 Km] SW of Newcastle.
Metal Bridge Drift, nr Ferryhill
Closed Jul 1978. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ290350, 54° 42' 33" N, 1° 32' 59" W, 15.5 miles [25 Km] NW of Middlesbrough.
Mickley Bank Colliery
Owners:- R.J. Bewick & Bros.
Mickley Colliery
Owners:- Mickley Coal Co Ltd.
Mickley Grange Colliery
Owners:- R.J. Bewick & Bros.
Middle Pit
Part of Murton Colliery.
Middridge Colliery
Owners:- Weadale Steel, Coal & Coke Co Ltd.
Middridge Drift, nr Shildon
Closed Aug 1966. Location:- (Sheet 93) NZ245268, 54° 38' 8" N, 1° 37' 13" W, 16 miles [25 Km] WNW of Middlesbrough.
Milkwellburn Brockwell Drift, Chopwell
Part of Milkwellburn Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ11305717, 54° 54' 33" N, 1° 49' 25" W, 9.5 miles [15 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Milkwellburn Colliery, Chopwell
Includes:- Milkwellburn East ShaftMilkwellburn Five-Quarter DriftMilkwellburn Three-Quarter Drift,Milkwellburn Brockwell Drift.
Milkwellburn East Shaft, Chopwell
Alias:- East Pit. Closed before 1922. Part of Milkwellburn Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ11215779, 54° 54' 53" N, 1° 49' 30" W, 9.5 miles [15 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Milkwellburn Five-Quarter Drift, Chopwell
Part of Milkwellburn Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ110576, 54° 54' 46" N, 1° 49' 42" W, 9.5 miles [16 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Milkwellburn Three-Quarter Drift, Chopwell
Part of Milkwellburn Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ11035738, 54° 54' 39" N, 1° 49' 41" W, 9.5 miles [16 Km] WSW of Newcastle.
Milner Pit
Part of Blaydon Main Colliery. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ17836340, 54° 57' 53" N, 1° 43' 17" W, 4.5 miles [7 Km] W of Newcastle.
Monkwearmouth Colliery
See Wearmouth Colliery.
Montagu Colliery
Owners:- W. Benson & Son Ltd.
Montague Main Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Morley Hill Colliery
Opened before 1828.
Morrison Busty Colliery, Annfield Plain
Closed 5 Oct 1973. Owners:- Holmside and South Moor Collieries Ltd; (1947) NCB. Merged with Louisa Colliery 31 Dec 1965 (1955?). Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ176508, 54° 51' 6" N, 1° 43' 33" W, 9.5 miles [15 Km] SSW of Newcastle.
Morrison North Pit
Alias:- See Louisa Colliery.
Morton Pit
Opened before 1803.
Mount Moor Colliery
Alias:- Springwell (Vale Pit)Vale Pit. Opened before 1826. Closed May 1931. Owners:- John Bowes & Partners. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ279577, 54° 54' 47" N, 1° 33' 53" W, 4 miles [7 Km] SSE of Newcastle.
Mount Pleasant Colliery
See Tin Mill Colliery.
Murton Colliery, Murton
Includes:- West PitPolka PitMiddle Pit,East PitNew Pit. Opened Apr 1843. Closed Nov 1991. Owners:- South Hetton Coal Co; (1947) NCB. Part of Hawthorn Combined Mine from 2 Jan 1960. Location:- (Sheet 88) NZ399473, 54° 49' 8" N, 1° 22' 44" W, 13.5 miles [22 Km] SE of Newcastle.
Murton Main Colliery
Opened before 1828.
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