1 Apr 2022
3 May 2022
Description (or HER record listing)
Dryburn Colliery is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1866. This was one of the deepest coal mines in the north of Northumberland. It worked the Lickar Coal Seam at a depth of 34 fathoms.
Ordnance Survey, 1866
Site of Dryburn Colliery, 2022. The site was closed in the second half of the 19th century and no trace can be seen on 1890s Ordnance Survey maps. There is no indication a coal mine ever existed here.
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Another perspective of Dryburn Colliery. There are patches of discoloration in the field, but whether they are related to the mine is unknown. It is likely the colliery served the local populations at Bowsden and Lowick.
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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