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D48201

Black Boy Colliery

Bishop Auckland

54.651399,-1.649015

Auckland Park Colliery

Machine Pit

Opened:

1864

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

18 Oct 2021

Owners: 

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

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

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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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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