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Coal was the bedrock of the North East. It facilitated economic and social change in every corner, enabling the region to thrive as an industrial powerhouse. Intense mining also led to terrible loss in countless disasters, and  deprivation in the villages which depended on it. The Coals Archive intends to catalogue the area's rich mining history for a new generation, to ensure we never forget the sacrifice our ancestors made. 

Scroll down our comprehensive database to explore the hundreds of workings which became the arteries of our region's prosperity.

3958

Last Updated

26 Feb 2024

Maria Pit, Throckley

Throckley, Newcastle

54.999858,-1.756194

D8341

Last Updated

26 Feb 2024

Iveston Colliery

Iveston

54.851537,-1.795919

N9860

Last Updated

26 Feb 2024

Hedley Colliery

Hedley-on-the-Hill

54.928002, -1.890363

hob01a

Last Updated

23 Feb 2024

Burnopfield Colliery

Hobson Pit

Burnopfield

54.899976, -1.730238

b068b

Last Updated

23 Feb 2024

Westerton Colliery

Westerton, Bishop Auckland

54.679027, -1.631739

N11727

Last Updated

20 Feb 2024

Hepscott Colliery

Hepscott

55.148712, -1.627106

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Background photo: View of Washington 'F' Pit, May 1965. Source: Tyne & Wear Archives

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