Tyne and Wear HER(6949): High Spen, Garesfield Colliery, Towneley Drift - Details
High Spen, Garesfield Colliery, Towneley Drift
Towneley Drift - 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"