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Deaf Hill Colliery







Entry Created:

2 Nov 2021

Last Updated:

11 Jul 2024




Trimdon Coal Co. (1877 - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

Sunk in 1877 by Trimdon & Coal Co. with a single pit. Shown on historic map and includes coke overns, clay pits and gas works. Closed in 1967

NEHL - Deaf Hill Colliery opened in the 1870s on farmland, close to the Hartlepool branch of the North Eastern Railway and Trimdon Grange Foundry. Quickly, this became a settlement in itself with a high street constructed on the Station Road with all the expected ameneties.

A small branch was constructed adjoining the mainline with around half a dozen sidings, accomodating for the coke ovens as well as the pit itself. The branch extended up to Old Wingate for the quarries. Within the village a school was constructed, though Deaf Hill made use of the amenities laid out for Trimdon Colliery also. A Picture Theatre, multiple chapels, pubs and an institute were all located under the railway.

Clay pits were also situated at the pit to produce their own bricks. A small brick kiln was located in the south east of the site, though likely didn't mass produce thanks to its size.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Deaf Hill Colliery, 1930s. Source: Durham County Council

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Deaf Hill Colliery in the 1920s. Source: Durham County Council

Deaf Hill Colliery in the 1920s. Source: Durham County Council

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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