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3376

Garesfield Colliery

Chopwell, Gateshead

54.924146,-1.798458

Heavygate Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Owners: 

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

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

A "Shaft (Coal)" is shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan of the area. This is presumably Heavywell Pit of Garesfield Colliery (HER 3372). Opened by the Marquis of Bute, later Consett Iron Company Ltd, and from 1947 the National Coal Board.

Ordnance Survey, 1899

Ordnance Survey, 1899

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

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