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N20807

Felkington Colliery

Duddo

55.696008, -2.080486

New Pit

Opened:

Unknown

Closed:

1906

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

13 May 2022

Owners: 

Scremerston & Shoreswood Coal Co. (1880s), Scremerston Coal Co. Ltd. (1890s), John Evelyn Carr (1900s)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

This is the site of Felkington Colliery. It is unknown when this site was first opened or dug to the underground coal levels called 'seams'. Here the Bulman Coal Seam was extracted at a depth of 19 fathoms. The pit was operated by the Scremerston & Shoreswood Coal Company in 1885 but by 1905 was under the management of John Evelyn Carr. The coal mine closed in 1906. This was one of the larger pits of the north of the county - but would have been still dwarfed by the larger coal mines in the south of the county.

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

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