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D1726A

Butterknowle Colliery

Butterknowle

54.623489,-1.828020

Gordon Pit

Opened:

Closed:

1885

1950

Entry Created:

22 Oct 2021

Last Updated:

22 Oct 2021

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Prattman's Trustees (1850s), Butterknowle Coal Co. (1880s), New Butterknowle Colliery Co. (1900s)

Description (or HER record listing)

Coal mines are recorded in this area as early as 1424. The remains of old slag heaps, shafts and opencast mining can be seen in the surrounding area. However, none of it appears to date back as far as the fifteenth century.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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