Wheatley Hill Colliery
21 Jan 2022
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
Wheatley Hill Colliery, undated. Source: Wheatley Hill Colliery, Facebook
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