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N10764b

Forrestburn Colliery

Hesleyhurst

55.273786, -1.870122

Foxton Hill Pit

Opened:

1875

Closed:

1923

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

12 Apr 2022

Owners: 

Kirkheaton Colliery Co. (1910s), Northumberland Quarries Ltd. (1920s)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

A colliery once stood north of Bushygap alongside the stream. Coal was mined to a depth of 23 fathoms.

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

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