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Throckley Colliery

Throckley, Newcastle


Isabella Shaft



Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

19 Jan 2022

Partly Preserved



Throckley Coal Co. (1860s), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

The Throckley Coal Company was formed in 1862 and included Major Stephenson, John Spencer (of Newburn Steelworks), Mr. Simpson and Mr. Boyd. The main drawing shaft - the Isabella shaft - was named after the wife of the company director. This was not the only shaft - the Derwentwater was the third shaft on the site. The coal seam exploited was the Brockwell seam. The colliery was not noted for any mechanisation by 1945. Coal production ceased in January 1954. Selected demolition/salvage had taken place of the Derwentwater winding machinery from 1938 to 1940.

Update 19/01/2022 - Remains of Coke Ovens can still be found at the site in wooded area. Thanks to Jon Harle (@jonharle1) for documenting this and allowing the use of his image.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Remains of Throckley Colliery Coke Ovens. Source: Jon Harle, Twitter

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