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Westwood Colliery

Ebchester

54.903172, -1.822630

Low Westwood Colliery

Old Pit

Opened:

Closed:

pre-1860s

pre-1890s

Entry Created:

2 Jun 2023

Last Updated:

2 Jun 2023

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A smaller Westwood Colliery was sunk on the Newcastle to Shotley Bridge road well before the larger complex about 100m south. As the road was constructed in the 1830s it was likely constructed after this time as it lay directly adjacent to it. It consisted of one small building on the bank of a small burn which came from the Derwent.

As it was limited in size, it's likely the owners expanded with the larger site south. Little is known of this pit and is especially made complicated by the Woodside Colliery in South Yorkshire.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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