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D16669A

Middridge Colliery

Middridge, nr Shildon

54.631482,-1.613773

Charles Pit

Opened:

Closed:

1874

Entry Created:

9 Dec 2021

Last Updated:

9 Dec 2021

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Weardale Iron & Coal Co. (1880s), National Coal Board (1947), R. & A Young Mining Ltd. (1980s)

Description (or HER record listing)

Sunk in 1972 by Weardale Iron & Coal Co. Closed in 1921

Note - DMM indicates site lasted longer, though shows as disused on Ordnance Survey maps.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Likely Charles Pit, undated. Source: Stewart Smith, Facebook

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Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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