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Marley Hill Colliery, Whickham

Opened/Sunk: 1840, as referenced: Durham County Record Office, ref. NCB 24/57

Closed: 1983, as referenced: Durham County Record Office, ref. NCB 24/57

Location: 5 miles [8 km] SW of Newcastle

Map Reference: 6SW

OS Edition: 1st: 1857(d), 2nd: 1898, 3rd: 1921, 4th: 1938(d)
(d) Shown as old or disused on this edition

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Company/Proprietor

Bowes & Partners Ltd.
  • 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)
  • "Reports of the Inspector of Mines for the Year 1873", London, 1874 (Durham County Record Office, ref. D/DMA 255)
  • "Mines and Minerals and Mineral Statistics 1883", H.M. Inspector of Mines, London, 1884 (Mining Institute, Newcastle)
  • F. Whellan, "History, Topography and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham", London,1894 (Durham County Record Office Library)
  • "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)
  • "Reid's Handy Colliery Guide and Directory for the Counties of Northumberland, Durham, & Yorkshire", Newcastle,1919 (Newcastle City Library)
  • "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

shown in different position on same site 1938 (OS), Collieries in Marley Hill in 1620
  • F. Whellan, "History, Topography and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham", London,1894 (Durham County Record Office Library)
Busty pit and Main Coal
  • Home Office, "List of Mines 1900", H.M. Inspector of Mines, London, 1901 (Mining Institute, Newcastle)

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