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W017A

Whittle Colliery

Shilbottle

55.352012, -1.723922

Opened:

Closed:

1920

1987

Entry Created:

20 May 2022

Last Updated:

20 May 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

South Shilbottle Collieries Ltd. (1910s), Co-Operative Wholesale Society Ltd. (1940s), National Coal Board (1947), British Coal (1986), Whittle Colliery Ltd. (1990s)

Description (or HER record listing)

A relatively late colliery having been opened in the 1920s, it was one of the last to operate beyond South East Northumberland. It was linked to the East Coast Main Line at Walkmill. A quarry and clay pit were also connected by a tramway in the 20s. There has also been calls to reopen the mine as recent as 10 years ago.

Ordnance Survey, 1926

Ordnance Survey, 1926

Aerial shot of Whittle Colliery, 80s or 90s. Source: Robert Hart, Facebook

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National Coal Board locomotive '33' at Whittle Colliery, 1969. Source: Chris Mills, Facebook

National Coal Board locomotive '33' at Whittle Colliery, 1969. Source: Chris Mills, Facebook

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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