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Bishop's Close Colliery

Spennymoor

54.697541, -1.630462

Opened:

1860

Closed:

19th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

28 Jul 2022

Owners: 

Weardale Iron & Coal Co. (1860s)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

NEHL - Bishop's Close Colliery closed relatively early compared to its counterparts. It was modest in nature and stood about half a mile north of Bishop's Close Farm. There was a few coke ovens and pit terraces to the east of the complex. There was also a number of railway sidings backing on to the Bishop Auckland & Ferryhill Railway. It is shown as disused on the 1897 map, contesting various sources.

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

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