Tyne and Wear HER(6946): High Thornley, Garesfield Colliery, First Pit - Details
High Thornley, Garesfield Colliery, First Pit
Coal Mining Site
First Pit - part of Garesfield Colliery (HER 3372). Opened circa 1800, closed 29 January 1960. Owned by Marquis of Bute, then Consett Iron Company Ltd, and from 1947 the National Coal Board.
http://www.dmm.org.uk; Colliery Engineering, March 1933, "The Consett Colleries"