3 Sept 2021
3 Sept 2021
Consett Iron Co. Ltd (1896 - 1947) National Coal Board (1947-)
Description (or HER record listing)
Opened in 1781, closed November 1966. There were several pits - Conclusion Pit (HER 6931 - opened 1799), Maria Pit, No 1 Pit (NZ 115 585, 1896-190), No 2 Pit (NZ 114 585, 1906-1926) and No 3 Pit (NZ 105 585, 1909-1959), North Pit (HER 6933 - opened 1800), Pennyhill Pit (HER 6932, 1802-1940) and Taylor Pit (opened 1798). Owned by Marquis of Bute, taken over in 1890 by Consett Iron Company Ltd until the National Coal Board took it over in 1947. Whellan  says that coal was worked in Chopwell since the C14. This colliery produced 150,000 tons per annum in 1894. Firebricks were also manufactured - under the name of Bute.
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