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Croxdale Colliery

Croxdale

54.726622, -1.588718

Sunderland Bridge Colliery

Thornton Pit

Opened:

1876

Closed:

1934

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

30 Jun 2022

Owners: 

Weardale Iron & Coal Co. Ltd. (1880s), Weardale Iron Co. Ltd. (1880s), Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Co. Ltd. (1899)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

NEHL - Croxdale Colliery stood south of Croxdale and Sunderland Bridge village but also over time a village grew around the pit. Expected amenities like a Methodist Chapel and public house can be seen close to the colliery. It links via a branch line to the East Coast Main Line.

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

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