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D16464

Thrislington Colliery

West Cornforth

54.698742,-1.521417

West Cornforth Colliery

Opened:

1835

Closed:

1967

Redeveloped

Condition:

Last Updated:

20 Jan 2022

Owners: 

Rosedale & Ferryhill Iron Co. (1867), Thrislington Coal Co. (1879), North Bitchburn Coal Co. (1914), Henry Stobart & Co, Ltd (1932), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Sunk in 1840s but expanded in the 1860s under Rosedale and Ferryhill Iron Co. Changed ownership several times before becoming part of the National Coal Board in 1947. Three pits were opened. Closed in March 1967. Colliery shown as further to the east on second edition map with a new pit sunk.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Thrislington Colliery, undated. Source_ Part of J.M.Boyes Collection at the F.W.Armstrong Collection

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