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D1726A

Butterknowle Colliery

Butterknowle

54.623489,-1.828020

Gordon Pit

Opened:

1885

Closed:

1950

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

22 Oct 2021

Owners: 

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

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

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.

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

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