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Iveston Colliery







Entry Created:

17 Jan 2022

Last Updated:

26 Feb 2024




Black, Reay & Co. (1839), Jonathan Richardson & Partners (1857), Consett Iron Co. Ltd (1860s)

Description (or HER record listing)

This colliery is specifically noted in a gazetteer of the archaeological and historical sites of the area. Such sites used to be common in the north of England - these are now of archaeological interest, in some cases little remaining of entire sites on the surface.

NEHL - Iveston Colliery was a short lived working on the west of the village. It was connected directly with the railways into Consett via a branch line to Watling Street. The working was surrounded on its west by old drift mines, potentially related and were also in situ from before the 1860s.

No specific settlement built up around the pit, so it's likely workers came in by train from Consett or lived at Iveston itself.

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Iveston Colliery after closure in 1892, featuring its timber screens. Source: Beamish Museum Collections

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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