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N20767

Chatton Colliery

Belford

55.568915, -1.855354

Opened:

1840s

Closed:

1903

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

13 May 2022

Owners: 

Chatton Coal & Lime Co. (1880s), Joseph Henderson (1880s), R. Brown (1900s)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

This was a larger colliery that worked the Cooper Eye Seam of the Scremerston Coal series; it initially opened in the 1840s under S Dryden. By 1893 it was owned by the Chatton Coal & Lime Company but was then closed. The colliery was reopened in 1897 by Robert Brown and worked till January 1903. Only a handful of people were employed at the mine; it might be that seasonal labourers were employed at agriculturally slack times.

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

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