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Redheugh Colliery

Gateshead

54.957647,-1.619513

Opened:

Closed:

1872

1927

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

4 Apr 2022

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

John Fleming & John Milling (1880s), Redheugh Colliery Ltd. (1890s -)

Description (or HER record listing)

Shown on 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map. Opened 1872 and closed 28 May 1927. Owners were John Fleming and John Milling, later Redheugh Colliery Ltd. In 1894 the annual output of coal was 120,000 tons. 420 people worked at the colliery. On 5 January 1929 there was an explosion. The flames apparently reached 70 feet above the winding shaft. The timber seals over the shaft were blown 60 yards away and the rope wheel from the fan shaft, 90 yards. Over 200 window panes of glass in nearby houses smashed.

Ordnance Survey, 1899

Ordnance Survey, 1899

Redheugh Colliery, undated. Source: Durham Mining Communities, Facebook

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Aerial view of Redheugh Colliery, 2022. Cropmarks can be seen on the site.

Aerial view of Redheugh Colliery, 2022. Cropmarks can be seen on the site.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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