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6930

Chopwell Colliery

Chopwell, Gateshead

54.921939,-1.824174

Opened:

Closed:

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

3 Sept 2021

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

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 [1894] 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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