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D5924B

Hamsteels Colliery

Esh Winning

54.794928,-1.730107

Clifford Drift

Opened:

1868

Closed:

1958

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

15 Nov 2021

Owners: 

Messrs. R. S. Johnson & T. M. Reay (1867), Owners of Hamsteels Collieries (1860s), Sir S. A. Sadler Ltd. (1910s), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Hamsteels Colliery was founded at some time between 1860 and 1880 on the site of (Esh tileworks D5784) (1) (2) (3) (4). Several drifts into the hill to the north are connected to the main works by wagonways. A small, rectangular colliery village lies to the north-west, and a number of coke ovens stood to the south.

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

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