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Byermoor Colliery

Burnopfield, Gateshead




Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

7 Sept 2021




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

Description (or HER record listing)

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

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

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