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Plashetts Colliery


55.204117, -2.518182





Reclaimed (under Kielder Water)


Last Updated:

29 Mar 2022


Duke of Northumberland (1850s), J.F Tone & Co. (1860s), C. U. Laws (1880s), Plashetts Coal Co. (1890s)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

This is the site of the well known Plashetts Colliery. This colliery worked the thin coal underground levels called 'seams' - in particular those of the Scremerston Coal Series. Some of the coal was converted in a battery of coke ovens. There was also the production of bricks from the local fireclays. The whole complex, including housing and specific transport links - an inclined plane and wagonway, was served by, and exported products by, the Border Counties Railway. The brickworks were operated from 1886 to 1914.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Plashetts Colliery, date unknown. Source: The Heritage Centre at Bellingham, FB

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