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Stanley Colliery


54.744904, -1.738795

Josephine Pit





Entry Created:

18 Dec 2022

Last Updated:

22 Dec 2023




J.W. Pease & Partners (1880s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - Stanley Colliery adjoined the Darlington and Consett line via an incline at this spot, which is now fully wooded. It was fairly large, with its own internal tramway complex to the heaps and a drift to the north of the site. There were a number of pit rows named North Row, West Row and Stanley Cottages. A large number of coke ovens were also laid at the west of the site, which alongside the cottages lasted after the colliery closure. The cottages survived into the 1950s.

Nowadays the pit is fully wooded.

Ordnance Survey, 1897

Ordnance Survey, 1897

Stanley Colliery, with the coke ovens in the ground. Children can be seen playing on the coke ovens which were, by this point, forlorn. Unknown source.

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