Low Beechburn Colliery
5 Jan 2023
5 Jan 2023
Joseph Pease & Co. (1850s), John Sharp (1880s), Low Beechburn Coal Co. Ltd. (1890s), Beechburn Coal & Firebrick Co. Ltd. (1930s), Hird & Co. (1930s)
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - Low Beechburn Colliery (originally Thistleflat Colliery) was one of a number of collieries situated on the Darlington to Consett Railway. This was one of the earlier workings, established by Pease circa 1840s and operating until the 30s just before nationalisation.
It was a significant working, with at least 2 rows of coke ovens and an internal tramway system into a drift mine on the eastern side of the site.
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