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Shilbottle Colliery


55.364765, -1.662774

Grange Pit





Entry Created:

9 Jan 2023

Last Updated:

21 Jun 2024




Co-Operative Wholesale Society Ltd. (1925-1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - The Grange Pit was the last of the Shilbottle Collieries operating, through to 1981. It was a substantial site linked to the East Coast Main Line near High Buston, and became the main centre for operations after the Longdyke Pit closed in 1924.

The pit is shown on mid century Ordnance Survey maps with its extensive spoil heap and modern colliery complex. There were two pit head gears.

Though the site boundary can still be seen today, little remains of the colliery itself.

Ordnance Survey, 1966

Ordnance Survey, 1966

Undated photograph of Shilbottle Colliery, presumably 70s or 80s. Source: Northumberland Archives, NRO 8693/10

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Photograph of Shilbottle Colliery in 1940. Source: Northumberland Communities

Photograph of Shilbottle Colliery in 1940. Source: Northumberland Communities

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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