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N4929

Wandylaw Colliery

Ellington

55.517754, -1.786143

Windylaw Colliery

Opened:

Closed:

Unknown

19th c

Entry Created:

19 May 2022

Last Updated:

19 May 2022

Reclaimed

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Description (or HER record listing)

Wandylaw Moor is covered with post-medieval mining remains. These survive as bell pits ranging in size from 8m to 10m across and up to 3m deep to smaller ones between 2m and 3m in diameter. The larger bell pits seem to lie towards the south of the group. Around the top of the bell pit there is usually a mound of spoil. The first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1861 shows Wandylaw Colliery and it survives as an earthwork with a bell pit and enclosures. A series of trackways cross the moor and are thought to have been used for transporting quarried material.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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