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N11941

Lynemouth Colliery

Lynemouth, Northumberland

55.205854, -1.535464

Reclaimed

Last Updated:

15 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Ashington Coal Co. Ltd. (1927 - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -1986), British Coal (1994 -)

HER Info

This is the site of Lynemouth Colliery. It was one of Britain's largest collieries. It opened in 1927 and closed in 1994 due to an underground fire.

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

Lynemouth Colliery, 1940. Source: Billy Embleton, Flickr

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