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Bardon Mill Colliery

Bardon Mill

54.975498, -2.356090

Henshaw Colliery





Entry Created:

30 May 2022

Last Updated:

30 May 2022




Henshaw & Barcombe Colliery Co. Ltd (1920s), Errington, Reay & Co. (1930s), Birkshaw Colliery Co. Ltd. (1940s), National Coal Board (1947)

Description (or HER record listing)

"The colliery’s first cut of the turf was back in 1938. The first drift was 340 yards long at a gradient of 1:3. It took two years to sink this before coal was won. Bardon Mill Colliery finally closed in 1972; the seams were becoming thinner and were much further from the drift mouth. Water had become a serious problem since the drift was a mere 300 yards beneath the river; moreover, faults on the south side of the Tyne prevented more coal from being taken." -

Ordnance Survey, 1957

Ordnance Survey, 1957

Bardon Mill Colliery from the top of the heap looking west, 1970s. Source: Old Haltwhistle, Facebook

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Bardon Mill Colliery, 1960s. Source: Old Haltwhistle, Facebook

Bardon Mill Colliery, 1960s. Source: Old Haltwhistle, Facebook

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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