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Ellington Colliery

Ellington, Northumberland

55.216810, -1.554838


Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021


Ashington Coal Co. Ltd. (1909 - 1947), National Coal Board (1947- 1986), British Coal (1986), R.J.B Mining PLC. (1994 - 2001), UK Coal PLC. (2001 -)

HER Info

Ellington Colliery opened in 1909 when it was owned by the Ashington Coal Company Limited. It has changed ownership several times during the 20th century and is currently owned by UK Coal plc. The pit is finally set to close in 2005 after thousands of gallons of water flooded the mineworks. (Written pre closure)

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Ellington Colliery, 1995. Source: mining-europe.de

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