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West Sleekburn Colliery

Sleekburn

55.156768, -1.560122

Sleekburn Colliery

Opened:

Closed:

1859

1962

Entry Created:

22 Jul 2022

Last Updated:

22 Jul 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Bedlington Coal Co. (1860s), National Coal Board (1947 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - West Sleekburn was a relatively modest coal working between Stakeford and Cambois. It was connected to the Blyth & Tyne Railway via two spurs, north and south, towards North Blyth (this connection still exists). 3 sets of colliery rows enveloped the pit to accommodate the miners and their families. Just under 1000 people worked at this colliery in the 20s, so employment figures vastly outweigh the modest size of this pit.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

West Sleekburn Colliery, undated. Source: Durham Mining Communities, Facebook

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West Sleekburn Colliery, undated. Unknown Source.

West Sleekburn Colliery, undated. Unknown Source.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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