Collieries owned by Consett Iron Company

This is in response to those who have said not to forget the contribution of the miners. I am thinking of Bill Douglas in particular. And a big ‘thank you’ to one of our visitors’ who gathered the data in the hope that others would add further information. Stories, for example, of their relations working at a particular pit.

These are Consett stories that need to be told.

All information is from Durham Mining Museum records at: http://www.dmm.org.uk

This is not intended to be an exhaustive history of the company, but an indication of the changes of ownership and the links between the different companies. The company may own other properties and there may have been other changes of ownership etc. for which we currently do not have details.

Next to the Pit names are map co-ordinates for the sites. To view the location, simple copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Maps on the internet and see the exact spot they were located.

Derwent Iron Company.

1854

Conside No Map reference available

Conside Pits No Map reference available

Crook Hall No Map reference available

Derwent & Consett Iron Co. Ltd.

1858

Consett No Map reference available

1859

Consett, Castle Pit No Map reference available

Delves Colliery Map Ref: 54° 50′ 50″ N, 1° 49′ 27″ W

Iveston Colliery Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

1860

Iveston Colliery Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

1863

Iveston Colliery Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

Consett Iron Co. Ltd.

1873

Brooms Drift(Conside) Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 46′ 2″ N, 1° 47′ 8″ W

Delves Colliery Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 50″ N, 1° 49′ 27″ W

Derwent Colliery Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Ebchester Locality – Medomsley No Map reference available

Eden Main Coal Drift Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 35″ N, 1° 46′ 44″ W

Iveston Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

Langley Locality – Witton Gilbert No Map reference available

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Mount Pleasant Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 51′ 24″ N, 1° 50′ 1″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1882

Billingside Drift (Consett) Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 52′ 24″ N, 1° 48′ 24″ W

Blackhill Drift Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 51′ 24″ N, 1° 50′ 1″ W

AKA Tin Mill Colliery

Blackhill Colliery Consett Colliery

Mount Pleasant Colliery.

Brooms Drift Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 46′ 2″ N, 1° 47′ 8″ W

Delves Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 50″ N, 1° 49′ 27″ W

Derwent Colliery Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Main Coal Drift Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 35″ N, 1° 46′ 44″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Iveston Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Edge Locality – Medomsley No Map reference available

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

MilkwellBurn Colliery Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 30″ N, 1° 49′ 25″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1888

Blackhill Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 51′ 24″ N, 1° 50′ 1″ W

Delves Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 50″ N, 1° 49′ 27″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Hunter Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Iveston Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Ebchester Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1892

Blackhill Consett Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 51′ 24″ N, 1° 50′ 1″ W

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Delves Consett Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 50″ N, 1° 49′ 27″ W

Derwent “Hunter” Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Derwent “William” Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Iveston Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1902

Blackhill Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 51′ 24″ N, 1° 50′ 1″ W

Castle Drift Locality – Leadgate No Map reference available

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Delves Consett Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 50″ N, 1° 49′ 27″ W

Derwent “Hunter” Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Derwent “William” Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Ives Locality – Leadgate No Map reference available

Iveston Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1909

Blackhill Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 51′ 24″ N, 1° 50′ 1″ W

Castle Drift Locality – Leadgate No Map reference available

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Delves Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 50″ N, 1° 49′ 27″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Hunter Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Ives Locality – Leadgate No Map reference available

Iveston Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 50′ 57″ N, 1° 47′ 34″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Stockerley Locality – Knitsley No Map reference available

Sunniside Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 44′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 23″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1914

Blackhill Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 51′ 24″ N, 1° 50′ 1″ W

Castle Drift Locality – Leadgate No Map reference available

Chopwell No. 1 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Chopwell No. 2 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W Chopwell No. 3 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Delves Locality – Consett Closed temporarily

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Eden and Castle Drift combined

Garesfield “Bute” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Towneley” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

Whittonstall Locality – Whittonstall Map Ref: 54° 54′ 34″ N, 1° 51′ 51″ W

1921

Blackhill Consett Locality – Consett Not worked

Castle Drift Locality – Leadgate Not worked

Chopwell No. 1 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Chopwell No. 2 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W Chopwell No. 3 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Chopwell Locality – Chopwell Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall “Victory” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield “Bute” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Ruler” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Towneley” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1923

Blackhill Consett Locality – Consett Not worked

Castle Drift Locality – Leadgate Not worked

Chopwell No. 1 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Chopwell No. 2 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W Chopwell No. 3 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Chopwell Locality – Chopwell Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall “Victory” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield “Bute” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Ruler” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Towneley” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

Whittonstall Locality – Whittonstall Map Ref: 54° 54′ 34″ N, 1° 51′ 51″ W

1925

Castle Drift Locality – Leadgate No Map reference available

Chopwell No. 1 Locality – Lintz Green Closed

Chopwell No. 2 Locality – Lintz Green Closed

Chopwell No. 3 Locality – Lintz Green Closed

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Closed

Crookhall “Humber Hill” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Crookhall “Victory” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Closed 03/06/25

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield “Bute” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Ruler” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Towneley” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park, Busty & Hutton Locality – Witton Gilbert Closed 07/25

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Closed 07/25

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Closed 07/25

Whittonstall Locality – Whittonstall Temporarily closed 27/06/25

1930

Castle Drift Locality – Leadgate See Eden

Chopwell No. 1 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Chopwell No. 2 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W Chopwell No. 3 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall “Humber Hill” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Crookhall “Victory” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Crookhall “Woodside Winnings” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield “Bute” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Ruler” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

Whittonstall Locality – Whittonstall Map Ref: 54° 54′ 34″ N, 1° 51′ 51″ W

1933

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall “Humber Hill” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Crookhall “Victory” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Crookhall “Woodside Winnings” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1935

Chopwell No. 1 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Chopwell No. 2 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W Chopwell No. 3 Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall “Humber Hill” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Crookhall “Victory” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Crookhall “Woodside Winnings” Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield “Bute” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Garesfield “Ruler” Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park, Hutton Locality – Langley Park Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Langley Park, Langley Hall Drift Locality – Langley Park Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Langley Park, Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

Whittonstall Locality – Whittonstall Map Ref: 54° 54′ 34″ N, 1° 51′ 51″ W

1937

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1940

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

Westwood Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 54′ 17″ N, 1° 49′ 31″ W

1947 – at the time of Nationalisation

Chopwell Locality – Lintz Green Map Ref: 54° 55′ 19″ N, 1° 49′ 20″ W

Crookhall Locality – Consett Map Ref: 54° 50′ 52″ N, 1° 49′ 28″ W

Derwent Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 53′ 16″ N, 1° 48′ 30″ W

Eden Locality – Leadgate Map Ref: 54° 51′ 47″ N, 1° 47′ 35″ W

Garesfield Locality – Rowlands Gill Map Ref: 54° 55′ 57″ N, 1° 46′ 59″ W

Langley Park Locality – Witton Gilbert Map Ref: 54° 48′ 20″ N, 1° 40′ 18″ W

Medomsley Locality – Medomsley Map Ref: 54° 52′ 37″ N, 1° 49′ 15″ W

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