Abbots Close Colliery
7 Jun 2022
25 Aug 2023
Thomas Wailes (1880s), Wailes Brothers (1890s), Steels House Coal Co. Ltd. (1920s), Steels House Colliery Co. Ltd. (1920s)
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - Abbot's Close Colliery was a timid affair, unconnected to any railway and fairly isolated between any of the more significant complexes. Previous to the site becoming a coal working it was a clay pit. The pit is shown on 1890s maps as two buildings surrounded by a drift and old shaft. There is also a waste heap shown on the west of the site.
Though the wood plantation is in situ, there are no clear remains of the working.
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Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
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