Tyne and Wear HER(3372): High Spen, Garesfield Colliery, A Pit (Bute Pit) - Details
High Spen, Garesfield Colliery, A Pit (Bute Pit)
Coal Mining Site
Garesfield Colliery, A Pit, was served by Garesfield Wagonway, (HER 1591). Garesfield Colliery opened in 1800, A Pit in 1837 and closed 29 January 1960. Opened by the Marquis of Bute, later Consett Iron Company Ltd, and from 1947 the National Coal Board.
<< HER 3372 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 5; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk; Colliery Engineering, March 1933, "The Consett Colleries"