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N28661

Netherton Colliery

Nedderton, Bedlington

55.129506, -1.638669

Howard's West Hartley Colliery

Hall Pit

Opened:

Closed:

1860s

1950s

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

21 Jun 2024

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Jackson, Bean & Co. (1860s), National Coal Board

Description (or HER record listing)

Nethertonhall colliery is depicted on the Ordnance Survey map of 1898 but not the 1866 edition. These works are visible on air photos taken in 1947 by which time a few more buildings were present and the site was crossed by a mineral railway (see 11721). All built elements have been removed and the site has been levelled.

NEHL - Netherton Hall Colliery was located in the west of the village, and was operating from around the 1860s or 70s. It was a modest working and originally not connected by rail to the other pits under the Jackson, Bean portfolio. It featured a horizontal drift with no internal tramway, as well as a secondary access shaft. There were four ancillary buildings on ground level in an area around 50 metres in width.

By the 1910s it was connected to the wider railway from Bedlington, when the whole complex was modernised. They produced household coals costing 10s per ton in 1899.

The area was fully cleared of colliery activity by the 1960s, with the railway severed at the north of the village. Interestingly this is the point the village was more commonly referred to as Nedderton rather than Netherton, though the pit remains "Netherton".

Ordnance Survey, 1924

Ordnance Survey, 1924

Undated photograph of the Hall Pit at Nedderton, featuring the lines of pit props and winding gear. Unknown original source.

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A second undated photograph of the Hall Pit on the roadside. All these buildings were cleared in the mid 20th century. Unknown original source.

A second undated photograph of the Hall Pit on the roadside. All these buildings were cleared in the mid 20th century. Unknown original source.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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