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D4070

Aykley Heads Colliery

Durham

54.783608,-1.579591

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

18 Oct 2021

Owners: 

Framwellgate Coal & Coke Co. Ltd. (1990s - 1930s), Aykley Heads Coal Co. Ltd., Galgate Ltd., Witton Gilbert Colliery Co. Ltd.

HER Info

This is the site of the drift mine run by Aykley Heads coal company. It is now the site of Durham Art Gallery. The entrance to the mine is now an ornamental lake.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Brickwork Chimney of Aykley Heads Colliery, date unknown. Source: Billy Mollon

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