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Littleburn Colliery

Langley Moor

54.751093, -1.604759

North Brancepeth Colliery

Merchant Pit

Opened:

Closed:

1871

1950

Entry Created:

17 Oct 2022

Last Updated:

17 Oct 2022

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

North Brancepeth Coal Co. Ltd. (1880s), Bearpark Coal & Coke Co. Ltd. (1930s), Brancepeth Coal Co. Ltd. (1940s)

Description (or HER record listing)

"The North Brancepeth Coal Co. Ltd., are also working the royalties in this township [Brandon and Byshottles], at their Littleburn Colliery, where three shafts are engaged, two for drawing coals, and one for pumping and upcast. At the Boyne pits there are two shafts used for ventilating purposes."

Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham via Durham Mining Museum

NEHL - Littleburn Colliery was a fairly extensive complex featuring a brick works, two shafts and a large number of coke ovens in the 1890s. There were 3 lines of terraces just north named Princes St and Railway St, as well as a public house named the Colliery Inn. It was directly connected to the East Coast Main Line.

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Rough quality photograph of Littleburn Colliery. Undated, unknown source.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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