South Moor Colliery
Morrison Busty Colliery
21 Jan 2022
18 May 2023
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
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.
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