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Randolph Colliery

Evenwood

54.619398, -1.755823

Opened:

Closed:

1893

1962

Entry Created:

31 Oct 2022

Last Updated:

31 Oct 2022

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

North Bitchburn Coal Co. (1893), Pease & Partners Ltd. (1927), Randolph Coal Co. Ltd. (1933), National Coal Board (1947)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - Randolph Colliery dominated the village of Evenwood for 7 centuries. It was at the south east of the settlement, utilising 2 shafts and connected to the Haggerleases Branch of the North Eastern Railway. There were fairly large coke ovens and a large slag heap on the east of the site.

At its greatest extent over 1,000 people worked at the pit, likely a substantial percentage of the village's population. By closure, over 200 people lost their job.

The site is now owned by a recovery service.

Ordnance Survey, 1921

Ordnance Survey, 1921

Evenwood Colliery looking north, undated. Source: thefallenservicementofsouthwestcountydurham.com

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Colourised view of Randolph Colliery, undated. Unknown Source.

Colourised view of Randolph Colliery, undated. Unknown Source.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

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