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Plashetts Colliery


55.204117, -2.518182





Entry Created:

29 Mar 2022

Last Updated:

29 Mar 2022

Reclaimed (under Kielder Water)



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

Description (or HER record listing)

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

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

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