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Newfield Colliery

Willington

54.693249, -1.685250

Opened:

Closed:

1841

20th c

Entry Created:

14 Jul 2022

Last Updated:

14 Jul 2022

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Bolckow Vaughan (1860s), Dorman Long (1940s), National Coal Board (1948)

Description (or HER record listing)

"Newfield Colliery, which has been working since about 1840, is being worked by Messrs. Bolckow, Vaughan, & Co. The "Busty" seam, 4 ft. 6 in. thick, is principally worked at a depth of nine fathoms ; it is reached by a shaft. The "Beaumont," 2 ft. 10 in., and the "Harvey," 2 ft. 9 in., are worked by drifts from the Busty. The output, which amounts to 500 tons per day, is converted into coke, and used at the company's works. There are also large fire brick works, supplied with clay underlying the Beaumont Seam. The number of men and boys employed is about 600."

- Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham (via Durham Mining Museum)

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