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Byermoor Colliery

Burnopfield, Gateshead






Last Updated:

7 Sept 2021


Marley Hill Coal Co. (1860s), John Bowes & Partners Ltd. (1880s - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

A coal pit with a gin is shown on Ordnance Survey first edition. By 1860, Byermoor Colliery had opened on this site. It closed on 2 February 1968. It was opened by the Marley Hill Coal Company and subsequently owned by John Bowes & Partners Ltd and from 1947 the National Coal Board. The colliery worked the Busty and Brockwell seams, producing 500 tons of coal a day in 1894. There were 156 coke ovens adjacent to the colliery.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Byermoor Colliery, date unknown. Source: Bowes Railway, Facebook

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