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Black Boy Colliery

Bishop Auckland


Auckland Park Colliery

Machine Pit


Last Updated:

18 Oct 2021


Black Boy Coal Co. (1863 - 1872), Bolckow, Vaughan & Co. (1872 - 1929), Dorman Long (1929 - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info

Black Boy Colliery (Machine Pit) is marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1857. By 1899 the Colliery has grown exponentially and is labelled 'Auckland Park Colliery'. The colliery appears to have remained active until the 1970s when it was landscaped.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Auckland Park Colliery, date unknown. Source: The History of Bishop Auckland, undated.

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