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Urpeth Colliery, Urpeth

Opened/Sunk: 1835, as referenced: Durham County Record Office, ref. NCB 24/117

Closed: 1957, as referenced: Listing from the Economic Development and Planning Department, Durham County Council, 2000 (Durham County Record Office Library)

Location: 6 miles [9 km] S of Newcastle

Map Reference: 12NE

OS Edition: 1st: x, 2nd: 1898, 3rd: 1921, 4th: 1939(d)
(d) Shown as old or disused on this edition

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Company/Proprietor

Bell, Morrison & Co.
  • W. Fordyce, "A History of Coal, Coke, Coal Fields..." London, 1860 (page 45, list of collieries in 1843) (Durham County Record Office Library)
Hunt & Co.
  • T.Y. Hall, 'Abstract of the Alphabetical List of Pits in Mr. T.Y. Hall's paper on the Great Northern Coal Field... 1854', published in "North of England Institute of Mining Engineers Transactions", Vol. 3, Newcastle, 1855 (Newcastle City Library)
  • T.Y. Hall, 'Alphabetical List of Pits in Durham and Northumberland', published in 'North of England Institute of Mining Engineers Transactions', Vol. 2, 1855 (Newcastle City Library)
  • W. Fordyce, "A History of Coal, Coke, Coal Fields..." London, 1860 (main text of book) (Durham County Record Office Library)
Hunt, Perkins & Co.
  • "Reports of the Inspector of Mines for the Year 1873", London, 1874 (Durham County Record Office, ref. D/DMA 255)
Birtley Iron Co.
  • F. Whellan, "History, Topography and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham", London,1894 (Durham County Record Office Library)
Perkins & partners
  • "Mines and Minerals and Mineral Statistics 1883", H.M. Inspector of Mines, London, 1884 (Mining Institute, Newcastle)
  • "Potts' Mining Register and Directory for the Coal and Ironstone Trades of Great Britain & Ireland", North Shields 1895 (Tyne & Wear Archives Service Library)
  • Home Office, "List of Mines 1900", H.M. Inspector of Mines, London, 1901 (Mining Institute, Newcastle)
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland & Durham", Newcastle,1906 (Newcastle City Library)
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland, Durham, & Yorkshire", Newcastle,1911(Newcastle City Library)
Birtley Iron Co.
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland, Durham, & Yorkshire", Newcastle,1919 (Newcastle City Library)
Pelaw Main Collieries Co.
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland, Durham, & Yorkshire", Newcastle,1928 (Newcastle City Library)
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland, Durham, & Yorkshire", Newcastle,1936 (Newcastle City Library)
  • Ministry of Fuel & Power, "List of Mines in Great Britain & the Isle of Man, 1945", London, 1947 (Durham County Record Office Library)

Other Notes

Busty Pit & C Pit
  • "Potts' Mining Register and Directory for the Coal and Ironstone Trades of Great Britain & Ireland", North Shields 1895 (Tyne & Wear Archives Service Library)
B Pit in 1906 and 1919
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland & Durham", Newcastle,1906 (Newcastle City Library)
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland, Durham, & Yorkshire", Newcastle,1919 (Newcastle City Library)
C Pit in 1919
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland, Durham, & Yorkshire", Newcastle,1919 (Newcastle City Library)

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