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D3648

Mainsforth Colliery

Ferryhill

54.677967,-1.525123

Opened:

1872

Closed:

1969

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

6 Dec 2021

Owners: 

Mainsforth Coal Co. (1873), Carlton Iron Co. (1894), Dorman Long (1923), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Mainsforth Colliery was sunk in 1872 but left unused until 23 years later due to flooding. It was owned by Dorman Long & Co in 1923 and closed in 1968. There were two pits.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Mainsforth Colliery, undated. Source: Michael Musgrave, Facebook

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