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D16640

Wheatley Hill Colliery

Wheatley Hill

54.746827,-1.402326

Opened:

1869

Closed:

1968

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

21 Jan 2022

Owners: 

Thornley Coal Co. (1869), Original Hartlepool Collieries Co. Ltd. (1880s), Weardale Iron & Coal Co. Ltd. (1885), National Coal Board (1947)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

This is the site of a colliery with associated workers housing. It operated from 1869 for a century and was then closed and demolished in 1969. At one time an aerial ropeway ran from the colliery to a nearby spoilheap (1-5).

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Wheatley Hill Colliery, undated. Source: Wheatley Hill Colliery, Facebook

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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