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6946

Garesfield Colliery

High Thornley, Gateshead

54.935783,-1.742835

First Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

3 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Marquis of Bute (1860s), Consett Iron Co. Ltd. (1890s), National Coal Board (1947-)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

First Pit - part of Garesfield Colliery (HER 3372). Opened circa 1800, closed 29 January 1960. Owned by Marquis of Bute, then Consett Iron Company Ltd, and from 1947 the National Coal Board.

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

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