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D49094

Coxhoe, medieval coal mines

Coxhoe

54.717704, -1.504601

Opened:

1327

Closed:

Unknown

Unknown

Condition:

Last Updated:

8 Dec 2021

Owners: 

Bishop Beaumont

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Coal mining activity is recorded from an early date in Coxhoe township. Surtees writes `in the tenth year of the episcopacy of Bishop Beaumont (i.e. 1327), John de Denum died seized of half of the vill of Coxhow, with mines of coal there, held of the Bishop by 40s. rent' (1). The exact location and extent of this industry is not known

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

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