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Butterknowle Colliery


54.631807, -1.835179



19th c

20th c

Entry Created:

29 Nov 2022

Last Updated:

29 Nov 2022

Partly Preserved



Prattman's Trustees (1850s), Butterknowle Coal Co. (1880s), New Butterknowle Colliery Co. (1900s), J.H Robinson (1920s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - The original of the Butterknowle network of pits, this mine stood just south of South Side near Crow Howle Beck. It was linked by railway to the mainline just west of Haggerleases via a large set of coke ovens and a number of pit terraces for the miners and their families. There were also a number of tramways interspersed between smaller drifts connected to the pit, namely Wham Drift, Salter Burn Drift as well as couple more north that were disused by the 1890s.

Nothing remains of the site except the waste heap and the ruins of a related building.

Ordnance Survey, 1897

Ordnance Survey, 1897

Colliery Screens and chimney at Butterknowle Colliery. Unknown Source.

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Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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