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West Pelton Colliery

Craghead

54.852212, -1.646503

Whitehall Pit

Opened:

1858

Closed:

19th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

5 Aug 2022

Owners: 

Sir James Joicey & Co. Ltd. (1860)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

This parish [West Pelton] participates in the extensive mining industry of the neighbourhood, the royalties being worked by Sir James Joicey & Co., Limited. At the Hand-in-Hold pit the Low Main seam is worked, at a depth of 54 fathoms, 3 feet 4 inches in thickness ; the Hutton seam, 63 fathoms, 4 feet 6 inches, with an average output of 650 tons per day, giving employment to 270 men and boys.

- Extract from Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham, retrieved from Durham Mining Museum

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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