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D48200A

Black Boy Colliery

Coundon Grange

54.649568,-1.631974

Gurney Pit

Opened:

1830

Closed:

1939

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

20 Oct 2021

Owners: 

Nicholas Wood & Co. (1830), Black Boy Coal Co. (1860s), Bolckow, Vaughan & Co. Ltd. (1880s), Dorman Long (1929 -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Black Boy Colliery (Gurney Pit) is labelled on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1857. The pit was sited at the eastern end of the Black Boy Railway incline. The pit is marked as disused on the 1938-1950 edition. It has since been reclaimed and is now a field/woodland plantation.

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

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