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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

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Find information about the collieries in the Durham coalfield.

Use the options below to find information about collieries in the Durham coalfield from about 1850 to 1990, including colliery locations, mine opening, closure or operating dates and who owned the mines before nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947. Enter at least one search option to begin.

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