21 Jul 2022
28 Jul 2023
Ferens & Love (1880s)
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - Lanchester Colliery was a medium scale enterprise to the north west of Lanchester, and stood adjacent to the North Eastern Railway's branch from Consett to Durham, There were an extensive network of air shafts around the colliery, though the working itself looks to have been out of use by the end of the 19th century. There is competing info on this, as the Durham Mining Museum suggests it continued into the 30s, while maps already have it disused by the 1890s.
No sign of the colliery remains, though the Lanchester Valley Railway is preserved as a cycling path.
Ordnance Survey, 1890s
Site of Lanchester Colliery, 2023
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The colliery in 1947. Source: Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_cpe_uk_2352_rp_3373 flown 04/10/1947
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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