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D3648

Mainsforth Colliery

Ferryhill

54.677967,-1.525123

Opened:

Closed:

1872

1969

Entry Created:

6 Dec 2021

Last Updated:

6 Dec 2021

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

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

Description (or HER record listing)

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

Mainsforth Colliery, undated. Source: Michael Musgrave, Facebook

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