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Ebchester Main Colliery

Ebchester

54.899576, -1.830193

Opened:

Closed:

1838

1860s

Entry Created:

2 Jun 2023

Last Updated:

2 Jun 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

William Coupland (1838), Consett Iron Company (1866)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A colliery was opened on this site in 1838 by William Coupland, who obtained the "right to work the coal" in this year when the new road from Newcastle to Shotley Bridge opened. Mr Coupland later sold it to his son, who subsequently sold it to the Consett Iron Co. in 1866. Around this time the pit ceased operations. This is the first colliery in the Ebchester area as noted in the Consett Guardian of 21/10/1871.

It appears to be formed of at least two levels, but was not linked by any waggonways. The Derwent may have been utilised.

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