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N28600

Choppington Colliery

Choppington, Northumberland

55.157637, -1.621490

B Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

7 Sept 2021

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Lambert, Nicholson & Co. (1860s), Bebside Coal Co. (1880s), Bebside & Choppington Coal Co. (1880s), Choppington Collieries Ltd. (1930s - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

Chopping Colliery B Pit is depicted on the Ordnance Survey map of 1898, not the 1866 edition. It is visible on air photos taken in the late 1940s and at that time comprised the colliery buildings and structure, a reservoir, a large spoil heap and a short terrace row. It was linked to the A Pit and beyond that the mainline railway by a wagonway. This are has now been relandscaped.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

B Pit (Background), 1963. Source: John Parkin, Flickr

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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