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Horden Colliery

Horden

54.769490,-1.313788

Opened:

Closed:

1900

1986

Entry Created:

17 Jan 2022

Last Updated:

24 Apr 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Horden Collieries Ltd (1900), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

Horden Colliery is shown in early mapping of the 20th century. It was a relatively late pit to be opened in 1900 - before this, the area was still farmland with no such settlement constructed. The terraces of Horden came with the colliery, and primarily housed the workers and officers of the mine. It was a modern complex upon completion, with a Baum coal washing plant which meant the coal did not need to be graded first. There were also at least 3 shafts in the complex, all under cover and connected by conveyor to a large heap to the east of the site. It also had an aerial ropeway to dispose of waste in the sea.

It finally closed after 86 years.

Ordnance Survey, 1923

Ordnance Survey, 1923

Horden Colliery, undated. Source: Hartlepool Mail

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Another perspective of Horden Colliery, which was one of the largest and most modern mines in the country. Source: County Durham Development Plan, 1951. Kindly provided by Peter Laurence.

Another perspective of Horden Colliery, which was one of the largest and most modern mines in the country. Source: County Durham Development Plan, 1951. Kindly provided by Peter Laurence.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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