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D802c

Cornsay Colliery

Cornsay

54.807282, -1.762737

Colepike & Ford Drifts

Opened:

Closed:

1868

20th c

Entry Created:

11 Aug 2022

Last Updated:

11 Aug 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Ferens & Love (1860s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - Connected with the Ragpath Drift about a mile south via waggonway, this drift mine was the larger of the two. Nestled in the Throstlenest Plantation was a complex with two horizontal shafts, as well as a network of sidings. The wagonway continued to Hollinside Terrace (whichwas formerly the site of a Roman Aqueduct). It is unclear when exactly the mines fell out of use, but was probably the 1910s or 20s.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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