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N18729

Lickar Colliery

Bowsden

55.666405, -1.975968

Lickar Pit

Opened:

Closed:

18th c

19th c

Entry Created:

21 Apr 2022

Last Updated:

2 May 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Strutt & Alan (1860s), Sanderson & Dunn (1870s)

Description (or HER record listing)

This is the site of Lickar Colliery. There is the possibility that coal has been mined in this area since the 18th century. The main Lickar Colliery recorded by the first edition Ordnance Survey cartographers in 1866 was worked from 1854. It is unknown when this colliery closed. This was one of the deeper coal mines in the north of Northumberland; the fuel would have been probably been used in local situations, such as a nearby lime kiln and the villages nearby.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Aerial shot of Lickar Colliery today. There is no indicator apart from a slight discolouration of the crops and seems to be much less fertile. This may be unrelated.

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A vertical shot of the location of the pit. There are two other shafts in this field which may all be related.

A vertical shot of the location of the pit. There are two other shafts in this field which may all be related.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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