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Garesfield Colliery

High Spen, Gateshead

54.933051,-1.784073

Bute Pit

A Pit

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Marquis of Bute (1860s), Consett Iron Co. Ltd. (1890s), National Coal Board (1947-)

HER Info

Garesfield Colliery, A Pit, was served by Garesfield Wagonway, (HER 1591). Garesfield Colliery opened in 1800, A Pit in 1837 and closed 29 January 1960. Opened by the Marquis of Bute, later Consett Iron Company Ltd, and from 1947 the National Coal Board.

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Bute Pit, date unknown. Source: Durham Mining Communities, Facebook

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