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6943

Follonsby Colliery

Wardley, Gateshead

54.940467,-1.515603

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Owners: 

John Bowes & Co. (1911 - 1940s), Washington Coal Co. Ltd. (1940s - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info

Opened in 1911. Owned by Washington Coal Company until 1947 when it was taken over by the National Coal Board. In 1959 Wardley colliery took over Follonsby Colliery (which became known as Wardley No. 1 Pit. The pit closed in August 1974.

Ordnance Survey, 1899

Ordnance Survey, 1899

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Follonsby Colliery, date unknown. Source: Gatesheadhistory.com

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