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D64196

South Moor Colliery

Annfield Plain

54.852348,-1.727676

Morrison Busty Colliery

Morrison Pit

Opened:

Closed:

19th c

1973

Entry Created:

21 Jan 2022

Last Updated:

18 May 2023

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Holmside & Southmoor Collieries Ltd. (1930s), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - The Morrison Pit of South Moor Colliery was located at the bottom of Annfield Plain from around the mid 19th century to 1973. In 1895 this was certainly one of the biggest of the South Moor pits, with 2 large pit ponds, coal ovens and several pit terraces on the junction adjacent. However it did pale with the size of others in the area. It was connected to the Morrison Pit Waggonway alongside the Charley Pit.

Ordnance Survey, 1954

Ordnance Survey, 1954

Morrison Busty Pit, 1915. Source: William Nell, Facebook

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A postcard depicting an accident in 1920. A Black Hawthorn locomotive smashed into the wagons after pulling them up the coal drops. The loco was working again soon after.

A postcard depicting an accident in 1920. A Black Hawthorn locomotive smashed into the wagons after pulling them up the coal drops. The loco was working again soon after.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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