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D4070

Aykley Heads Colliery

Durham

54.783608,-1.579591

Opened:

Closed:

1880s

1949

Entry Created:

18 Oct 2021

Last Updated:

18 Oct 2021

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

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

Description (or HER record listing)

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

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

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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