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N11695

Black Close Colliery

Ashington, Northumberland

55.168258, -1.560264

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

3 Sept 2021

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HER Info

This is the site of an 18th century colliery which belonged to the Duke of Portland. It opened in 1755 and closed in 1846. Historical documents record that a waggonway was built from the colliery to the River Wansbeck in 1755.

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

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