Tyne and Wear HER(633): Winlaton Colliery - Details
Coal Mining Site
There was a colliery at Winlaton in 1366/7 when it provided Edward III with 576 chaldrons of coal for works at Windsor Castle. In the mid 16th century "Westmorland Colliery", i.e. all the coal mines in the manor of Winlaton, were leased for 30 years to Cuthbert Blunt who sublet to Christopher Cooke. The location of the - probably numerous - pits of this period are unknown.
<< HER 633 >> W. Page, ed. 1905, Victoria County History, Durham, II, 322, 326 W. Bourn, 1896, History of the Parish of Ryton, 112-114 W.E. Gibson, 1945, The Manor of Winlaton, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XXIII, 15