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Lilley Drift Colliery

Rowlands Gill, Gateshead

54.928212,-1.740494

Lily Drift/Barlowfield Drift

Opened:

Closed:

1877

1957

Entry Created:

7 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

5 Apr 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Joseph Cowen & Co, Priestman Collieries Ltd. (1910s), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

Shown on Ordnance Survey Survey second edition. Opened in 1877 by Joseph Cowen & Co. Later owned by Priestman Colleries Ltd until 1947 when the National Coal Board took over. Closed on 6 January 1957.

Ordnance Survey, 1921

Ordnance Survey, 1921

Aerial photo of Lily Drift. The wooded area denotes the site of the various sidings to link with the Consett Branch. They continue over the road to the rest of the complex.

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This modern residential estate takes the place of the 'Barlowfield Drift', part of a triplet of drifts at the site.

This modern residential estate takes the place of the 'Barlowfield Drift', part of a triplet of drifts at the site.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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