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Sun Colliery

Wackerfield

54.603973, -1.761555

Opened:

Closed:

c1900s

c1930s

Entry Created:

7 May 2024

Last Updated:

7 May 2024

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Wackerfield Coal Co. (1910s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A short lived small colliery stood on the junction of Esperley Lane and what's now the A688 between the 1900s and 1930s (approximately). The 1910s map shows the shaft with two or three small ancillary buildings on the surface, as well as a horizontal drift. It was unconnected to any rail connection, giving the impression coal was sold locally as a small enterprise.

There are no remains of the working today, though satellite imagery does imply a small waste heap next to the A688.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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