Tyne and Wear HER(3376): Chopwell, Garesfield Colliery, Heavywell Pit - Details
Chopwell, Garesfield Colliery, Heavywell Pit
Coal Mining Site
A "Shaft (Coal)" is shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan of the area. This is presumably Heavywell Pit of Garesfield Colliery (HER 3372). Opened by the Marquis of Bute, later Consett Iron Company Ltd, and from 1947 the National Coal Board.
<< HER 3376 >> 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"