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Shilburnhaugh Colliery

Falstone

55.173657, -2.476547

Shilburnhaugh Drift

Opened:

Closed:

pre-1880s

c1930s

Entry Created:

14 Apr 2023

Last Updated:

14 Apr 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Michael Robson (1880s), F. F. Robson (1900s), E. Summerside (1910s), Shilburnhaugh Colliery Co. (1920s), Thompson Bros. (1930s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A small drift mine was located near Whickhope Burn in the decades between the turn of the 20th century, the burn of which has now been consumed by Kielder Water. The colliery itself contained a small tramway network from the drift itself to a pit head to its north. It was connected by a dirt road to another coal working about 100m north and the farms at the bank of the burn. There was a weighing machine at its entrance. It was likely a casual working, selling coke and coal to nearby farmsteads or cottage industries.

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