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Colliery Closure Dates  (1 of 2)


Durham Colliery Closures

N.C.B. / British Coal Mines (1947-1994)


Washington 'F' Colliery - closed in June 1968
[ Courtesy of photographer, Stafford Linsley, July 1968 ]


Usworth Colliery - closed in August 1974
[ Courtesy of photographer, Stafford Linsley, 1974 ]

Closure Dates - Alphabetical

COLLIERY

YEAR

MONTH

Addison 1963 February
Adventure (near West Rainton) 1978 July
Alma 1958 November
Arnghyll & Cowley 1951 May
Axwell Park 1954 August
Barcus Close 1966 April
Barlow Townley 1961 October
Beamish Mary 1966 March
Beamish Second 1962 November
Bearpark 1984 April
Bildershaw 1956 October
Blackhall 1981 April
Blaydon Burn Bessie 1956 November
Blaydon Burn Mary 1953 March
Boldon 1982 June
Bowburn 1967 July
Bradley Drift 1965 September
Brancepeth 1967 July
Brandon Pit House 1968 March
Brusselton 1968 May
Burnhope (Annie & Betty) 1949 July
Burnhopefield 1968 August
Byermoor 1968 February
Causey Mill Drift 1955 January
Chester South Moor 1967 October
Chopwell 1966 November
Clara Vale 1966 February
Craghead 1969 April
Crookhall 1963 November
Dawdon 1993 November
Deaf Hill 1967 February
Dean & Chapter 1966 January
Derwent 1964 November
Dunston & Elswick 1947 December
Easington 1993 November
East Hedley Hope 1959 January
East Hetton (Kelloe) 1983 July
East Tanfield 1965 January
Eden 1980 July
Eldon Drift 1962 October
Elemore 1974 February
Emma 1968 April
Eppleton (merged with Murton.) 1986 March
Esh 1968 June
Esperley Lane Drift 1962 February
Fenhall Drift 1963 May
Fishburn 1973 November
Garesfield 1960 July
Grange 1948 April
Greencroft Tower 1957 July
Greenside 1966 July
Haggs Lane 1964 January
Hamsterley 1968 February
Handen Hold 1968 March
Harbour House 1958 April
Harraton 1965 May
Harton 1969 July
Herrington 1985 November
Hetton 1950 July
Heworth 1963 June
High Marley Hill 1963 June
Hole-in-the-Wall 1964 November
Horden 1986 February
Houghton 1981 September
Hylton 1979 July
Kibblesworth 1974 October
Kimblesworth 1967 November
Lambton 'D' 1965 February
Lanchester Townley 1963 August
Langley Park 1975 October
Lilley Drift 1957 January
Little Burn 1950 December
Lumley Sixth 1966 January
Mainsforth 1968 December
Malton 1961 July
Marley Hill 1983 March
Medomsley 1972 October
Metal Bridge 1978 July
Middridge 1966 August
Morrison Busty 1973 October
Murton 1993 November
New Brancepeth 1953 July
New Shildon 1965 August
North Tees 1966 January
Ousten 'E' 1959 January
Pelton 1965 February
Phoenix Drift 1964 August
Princes Street 1958 November
Quarry 1955 September
Ramshaw 1959 October
Randolph 1962 February
Ravensworth Park 1968 February
Ravensworth Shop 1962 February
Roddymoor 1963 August
Rose Cottage Drift 1955 August
Ryhope 1966 November
Sacriston 1985 November
Seaham (merged with Vane Tempest.) 1983 June
Sherburn Hill 1965 August
Shield Row Drift 1948 April
Shotton 1972 September
Silksworth 1971 November
South Garesfield 1960 February
South Hetton (merged with Murton.) 1983 March
South Pelaw 1964 January
South Shildon 1958 August
Staindrop Field House 1967 July
Stanley Burn 1965 February
Stanley Cottage 1968 May
Stargate 1963 June
Tanfield Lea 1962 August
Tanfield Moor 1948 October
Thornley 1970 January
Thrislington 1967 March
Trimdon Grange 1968 February
Tudhoe Mill 1965 February
Tudhoe Park 1969 May
Ushaw Moor 1960 August
Usworth 1974 August
Vane Tempest 1993 November
Victoria Garesfield 1962 July
Wardley (Usworth coal still raised at Follingsby.) 1968 December
Washington 'F' 1968 June
Washington Glebe 1972 August
Watergate 1964 August
Waterhouses 1966 August
Wearmouth 1994 June
West Auckland 1967 July
West Brandon Drift 1958 August
West Thornley 1965 November
Westerton Drift 1961 October
Westoe 1993 November
Wheatley Hill 1968 May
Whitburn 1968 June
Whitworth Park 1974 July
Wingate Grange 1962 October
Witton 1966 January

Closure Dates - Chronological

COLLIERY

YEAR

MONTH

Dunston & Elswick 1947 December
Shield Row Drift 1948 April
Grange " April
Tanfield Moor " October
Burnhope (Annie & Betty) 1949 July
Hetton 1950 July
Little Burn " December
Arnghyll & Cowley 1951 May
Blaydon Burn Mary 1953 March
New Brancepeth " July
Axwell Park 1954 August
Causey Mill Drift 1955 January
Rose Cottage Drift " August
Quarry " September
Bildershaw 1956 October
Blaydon Burn Bessie " November
Lilley Drift 1957 January
Greencroft Tower " July
Harbour House 1958 April
South Shildon " August
West Brandon Drift " August
Princes Street " November
Alma " November
Ousten 'E' 1959 January
East Hedley Hope " January
Ramshaw " October
South Garesfield 1960 February
Ushaw Moor " August
Garesfield " July
Malton 1961 July
Barlow Townley " October
Westerton Drift " October
Ravensworth Shop 1962 February
Esperley Lane Drift " February
Randolph " February
Victoria Garesfield " July
Tanfield Lea " August
Eldon Drift " October
Wingate Grange " October
Beamish Second " November
Addison 1963 February
Fenhall Drift " May
Heworth " June
High Marley Hill " June
Stargate " June
Roddymoor " August
Lanchester Townley " August
Crookhall " November
South Pelaw 1964 January
Haggs Lane " January
Watergate " August
Phoenix Drift " August
Derwent " November
Hole-in-the-Wall " November
East Tanfield 1965 January
Pelton " February
Lambton 'D' " February
Stanley Burn " February
Tudhoe Mill " February
Harraton " May
Sherburn Hill " August
New Shildon " August
Bradley Drift " September
West Thornley " November
Witton 1966 January
Lumley Sixth " January
Dean & Chapter " January
North Tees " January
Clara Vale " February
Beamish Mary " March
Barcus Close " April
Greenside " July
Waterhouses " August
Middridge " August
Chopwell " November
Ryhope " November
Deaf Hill 1967 February
Thrislington " March
Bowburn " July
Brancepeth " July
Staindrop Field House " July
West Auckland " July
Chester South Moor " October
Kimblesworth " November
Byermoor 1968 February
Hamsterley " February
Ravensworth Park " February
Trimdon Grange " February
Handen Hold " March
Brandon Pit House " March
Emma " April
Wheatley Hill " May
Stanley Cottage " May
Brusselton " May
Esh " June
Whitburn " June
Washington 'F' " June
Burnhopefield " August
Mainsforth " December
Wardley (Usworth coal still raised at Follingsby.) " December
Craghead 1969 April
Tudhoe Park " May
Harton " July
Thornley 1970 January
Silksworth 1971 November
Washington Glebe 1972 August
Shotton " September
Medomsley " October
Morrison Busty 1973 October
Fishburn " November
Elemore 1974 February
Whitworth Park " July
Usworth " August
Kibblesworth " October
Langley Park 1975 October
Metal Bridge 1978 July
Adventure (near West Rainton) " July
Hylton 1979 July
Eden 1980 July
Blackhall 1981 April
Houghton " September
Boldon 1982 June
Marley Hill 1983 March
East Hetton (Kelloe) " July
South Hetton (merged with Murton.) " March
Seaham (merged with Vane Tempest.) " June
Bearpark 1984 April
Herrington 1985 November
Sacriston " November
Horden 1986 February
Eppleton (merged with Murton.) " March
Westoe 1993 November
Easington " November
Dawdon " November
Murton " November
Vane Tempest " November
Wearmouth 1994 June


Washington Glebe Colliery - closed in August 1972
[ Courtesy of photographer, Stafford Linsley, July 1972 ]


Washington Glebe Colliery - closed in August 1972
[ Courtesy of photographer, Stafford Linsley, July 1972 ]


Washington Glebe Colliery - closed in August 1972
[ Courtesy of photographer, Stafford Linsley, July 1972 ]