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N18712

Dryburn Colliery

Bowsden

55.664438, -1.999207

Opened:

Unknown

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

3 May 2022

Owners: 

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

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

Ordnance Survey, 1866

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

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.

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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