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Pit Closures

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list by name and area all pits which have closed since 1960.

1960

Scottish

  • Auchincruive Nos. 1, 2 and 3
  • Balgonie
  • Balmore
  • Carberry
  • Cowdenbeath No. 7
  • Devon
  • Greenrigg
  • Meadowmill
  • Zetland

North East

  • Backworth "Maude"
  • Callerton Drift
  • Dinnington (Northumberland)
  • Garesfield
  • Morwood
  • Seaton Delaval
  • South Garesfield
  • Ushaw Moor

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

  • Griff No.4

Western

  • Berry Hill
  • Brereton
  • Deanel
  • Fence No.2
  • Glasshouse
  • Hawkins
  • Landgate
  • Mains
  • Park(Lancs.)
  • Reedley
  • Sandwell Park

South Wales

  • Britannic
  • Cannop
  • Carwau
  • Hendy Merthyr
  • North Rhondda
  • Tylorstown No.9

Kent

TOTAL

  • 35

1961

Scottish

  • Beaton's Lodge
  • Bellyford
  • Brucefield
  • Gilmerton
  • Harviestown
  • Northfield
  • Pennyvenie No.4
  • Sundrum Nos.5 and 6
  • Whitehill (Midlothian)

North East

  • Barlow Townley Drift
  • Broomhill
  • Hartford
  • Malton
  • North Seaton
  • West Wylam
  • Westerton Drift

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

  • Aldwarke Main

North Derbyshire

  • Stanley

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

  • Newtown

Western

  • Giants Hill
  • Hoddlesden
  • Standish Hall
  • Walkmill
  • Wheatsheaf

South Wales

  • Clydach Merthyr
  • Graig Fawr
  • Llanbradach
  • Rock (Glamorgan)

Kent

TOTAL

  • 29

1962

Scottish

  • Arniston
  • Baads
  • Bardykes
  • Barony Nos. 1, 2 and 3
  • Benhar
  • Blairenbathie
  • Blantyreferme Nos. 1 and 2
  • Boglea
  • Coalburn
  • Glencairn
  • Glenochil
  • Hassockrigg
  • Knowehead
  • Plean
  • Polquhairn Nos. 1, 4, 5 and 6
  • Prestongrange
  • Rothes
  • Westown Mine
  • Winton

North East

  • Barmoor
  • Beamish Second
  • Eldon Drift
  • Esperley Lane Drift
  • Horton Grange
  • Randolph (Durham)
  • Ravensworth Shop
  • Seghill
  • Tanfield Lea
  • Victoria Garesfield
  • Wingate Grange

North Yorkshire

  • Grange (Yorkshire)
  • Howroyd

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

  • Parkhouse (Derby)

Nottinghamshire

  • Bevercotes

South Midlands

  • Bretby

Western

  • Cannock Chase
  • Dairy
  • Moss
  • Parkhall
  • Sandhole
  • Scaitcliffe
  • Wigan Junction

South Wales

  • Aberaman
  • Blaenhirwaun
  • East
  • Gelli
  • Great Mountain Nos.1 and 2
  • Llanharan
  • Onllwyn No. 3
  • Princess Royal

Kent

TOTAL

  • 52

1963–64

Scottish

  • Aitken
  • Ardenrigg
  • Auldton
  • Dumbreck
  • Gateside and Tower
  • Kingshill 2
  • Lady Helen
  • Pirnhall
  • Prestonlinks
  • Thinacres
  • Woodmuir

North East

  • Addison
  • Crookhall
  • Fenhall Drift
  • Haggs Lane
  • Heworth
  • High Marley Hill Drift
  • Lanchester Towneley Drift
  • Loughbridge
  • Roddymoor
  • Seaton Burn
  • South Pelaw
  • Stargate

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

  • Cotes Park

South Midland

  • Binley

Western

  • Cleworth Hall
  • Copy
  • Gibfield
  • Grime Bridge
  • Harrington No. 11
  • Kemball
  • Lyme
  • Mossfield
  • Robin Hill Drift

South Wales

  • Bryn
  • Cwmgwrach
  • Ffaldydre
  • Harry Stoke
  • New Rockwood
  • Seven Sisters

Kent

TOTAL

  • 40

1964–65

Scottish

  • Bannockburn Mine
  • Blantyreferme No. 3
  • Bridgend
  • Burghlee
  • Canderside
  • Dullatur
  • Glentore
  • Lindsay (Fife)
  • Twechar No. 1
  • Wester Auckhengeich

North East

  • Derwent
  • East Tanfield
  • Hole-in-the-Wall
  • Lambton 'D'
  • Pelton
  • Phoenix Drift
  • Stanley Burn
  • Tudhoe Mill Drift
  • Watergate

North Yorkshire

  • Lepton Edge

South Yorkshire

  • Upton

North Derbyshire

  • 'B' Winning
  • Mapperley

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

  • Swadlincote

Western

  • Brackley
  • Coppice (Cannock Chase)
  • Fenton
  • Hamstead
  • Lea Green
  • Walsall Wood

South Wales

  • Cwmgorse
  • Garth Tonmawr
  • Nine Mile Point
  • Norchard Drift
  • Onllwyn No. 1
  • Pochin
  • Rhigos
  • Varteg
  • Wern Tawr
  • Daren

Kent

TOTAL

  • 40

1965–66

Scottish

  • Auchengeich
  • Avonbraes
  • Bowhill (Fife)
  • Cowdenfoot
  • Fordell
  • Houldsworth
  • Nellie
  • Ramsay
  • Torry
  • Whitehill (Ayr)
  • Woodend

North East

  • Algernon
  • Beamish Mary
  • Bedlington 'F'
  • Bradley Drift
  • Choppington 'B'
  • Clara Vale
  • Dean & Chapter
  • Harraton
  • Isabella
  • Lumley Sixth
  • New Shildon
  • North Tees
  • Sherburn Hill
  • Stobswood
  • West Thornley
  • Witton

North Yorkshire

  • Snydale

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

  • Morton
  • Shirland

Nottinghamshire

  • Radford & Wollaton

South Midlands

  • North Warwick
  • Stanhope
  • Summersales

Western

  • Albert
  • Clock Face
  • Ellerbeck
  • Fir Trees
  • Fox field
  • Hill Top
  • Llay Main
  • Nook

South Wales

  • Aberbeeg South
  • Felinfran
  • Fforchaman
  • Garngoch No. 3
  • Glyncastle
  • Northern United
  • Norton Hill
  • Park (Glam)
  • Pwllbach Wernos

Kent

TOTAL

  • 52

1966–67

Scottish

  • Argyll
  • Garscube
  • Glencraig
  • Kinglassie
  • Knowetop
  • Lumphinnans No. XI
  • Mary
  • Mauchline
  • Rig
  • Woolmet
  • Wester Auckhengeich

North East

  • Barcus Close Choppington 'A'
  • Chopwell
  • Deaf Hill
  • East Walbottle
  • Greenside
  • lauxley
  • Middridge
  • Ryhope
  • Thrislington
  • Waterhouses
  • Weetslade

North Yorkshire

  • Barnsley Main
  • Grange Ash
  • New Monckton Nos. 1, 2 and 6
  • New Monckton Nos 3 and 4
  • Old Roundwood
  • West Riding
  • Wharncliffe Woodmoor Nos. 1, 2 and 3
  • Wooley Edge

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

  • Coppice (Derby)
  • Ramcroft
  • Woodside No. 1

Nottinghamshire

  • Cossall

South Midlands

Western

  • Chanters
  • Chisnall Hall
  • Risehow
  • St. Helen's

South Wales

  • Abercrave
  • Albion
  • Cambrian
  • Dillwyn
  • Duffryn Rhondda
  • Glenrhondda
  • Old Mills
  • Risca

Kent

TOTAL

  • 47

1967–68

Scottish

  • Beoch
  • Douglas
  • Gartshore 9/11
  • Killochan
  • Knockshinnoch
  • Lingerwood Michael
  • Minto
  • Overtown
  • Wellesley

North East

  • Bedlington 'D'
  • Bowburn
  • Brancepath
  • Brandon Pit House
  • Byermoor
  • Chester South Moor Hamsterley
  • Handen Hold
  • Kimblesworth
  • Newbiggin
  • North Walbottle
  • Ravensworth Park
  • Staindrop Field House
  • Trimdon Grange
  • West Auckland

North Yorkshire

  • East Ardsley
  • Hartley Bank
  • Whitwood

South Yorkshire

  • Handsworth Firbeck

North Derbyshire

  • Alfreton
  • Denby

Nottinghamshire

  • Bestwood

South Midlands

  • Arley
  • Haunchwood

Western

  • Baggeridge
  • Bedford
  • Deerplay
  • Hafod
  • Huncoat
  • Madeley Wood
  • Mid Cannock
  • Mosley Common

South Wales

  • Abergorki
  • Crumlin
  • Elliot
  • International (Maesteg)
  • Newlands
  • Pontreclwydau
  • Wyllie
  • Yniscedwyn

Kent

TOTAL

  • 50

1968–69

Scottish

  • Auchlochan
  • Auchmaddan Mains
  • Blair
  • Fauldhead
  • Kames
  • Kingshill 1
  • Newcraighall
  • Randolph (Fife)
  • Riddochill
  • Roslin

North East

  • Brusselton
  • Burnopfield
  • Cambois
  • Emma
  • Esh
  • Linton
  • Longhirst
  • Mainsforth
  • Pegswood
  • Stanley Cottage
  • Washington 'F'
  • Wheatley Hill
  • Whitburn

North Yorkshire

  • Crigglestone
  • Haigh (Yorkshire)
  • Middleton Broom
  • Monk Bretton
  • Shaw Cross
  • Waterloo (Yorks)

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

  • A' Winning
  • Holmewood
  • Swanwick

Nottinghamshire

  • Clifton (Notts)
  • Kirkby

South Midlands

  • Kingsbury
  • New Lount

Western

  • Bradford
  • Harrington No. 10
  • Highley
  • Hilton Main
  • Ifton
  • Old Meadows
  • Parkhouse (Staffs)
  • Ravcnhead
  • Stafford
  • Thorny Bank

South Wales

  • Cefn Coed
  • Cwmcarn
  • Groesfaen
  • Llanhilleth
  • National
  • New Rock
  • Pontyffynon
  • Pellwyngwent

Kent

TOTAL

  • 54

1969–70

Scottish

  • Bank
  • Blairhall
  • Easthouses
  • Glentaggart
  • Lochhead

North East

  • Craghead
  • Harton
  • Mill
  • Rising Sun
  • Thornley
  • Tudhoe Park

North Yorkshire

  • Primrose Hill
  • Wombwell Main

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

  • Williamthorpe

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

  • Apedale

South Wales

  • Avon
  • Mountain
  • Waterloo (Mon)

Kent

  • Chislet

TOTAL

  • 19

1970–71

Scottish

North East

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

  • Water Haigh
  • Wharncliffe Woodmoor Nos. 4 and 5

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

  • Ormonde

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

  • Astley Green
  • Bank Hall

South Wales

  • Glyncorrwg

Kent

TOTAL

  • 6

1971–72

Scottish

North East

  • Bedlington 'A'
  • Silksworth

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

  • Wood

South Wales

Kent

TOTAL

  • 3

1972–73

Scottish

  • Kennox
  • Manor Powis
  • Whitrigg

North East

  • Medowsley
  • Shotton
  • Washington Glebe

North Yorkshire

  • Smithy Wood
  • Thornhill

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

South Wales

Kent

TOTAL

  • 8

1973–74

Scottish

  • Achincruive
  • Dollar
  • Easton
  • Lochlea
  • Maxwell

North East

  • Bardon Mill
  • Fenwick
  • Fishburn
  • Morrison Busty
  • Netherton (Northumberland)

North Yorkshire

  • Gomersal
  • St. John's (Yorks)
  • Shuttle Eye

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

  • Cannock Wood
  • Gresford
  • Solway

South Wales

  • Coed Cae
  • Kilmersdon

Kent

TOTAL

  • 18

1974–75

Scottish

  • Kingshill 3
  • Littlemill

North East

  • Kibblesworth
  • Nettlesworth
  • Usworth
  • Whitworth Park

North Yorkshire

  • Barley Hall

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

  • Glapwell
  • Oxcroft

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

South Wales

  • Ogilvie

Kent

TOTAL

  • 10

1975–76

Scottish

  • Minnivey

North East

  • Burradon
  • Langley Park

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

South Midlands

Western

South Wales

  • Beynon
  • Glyntillery

Kent

TOTAL

  • 5

1976–77

Scottish

  • Cairnhill

North East

  • Havannah

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

South Wales

  • Ammanford

Kent

TOTAL

  • 3

1977–78

Scottish

  • Dalquharran

North East

  • Dudley

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

  • Norton

South Wales

  • Bargoed
  • Caerau

Kent

TOTAL

  • 5

1978–79

Scottish

  • Dalkeith
  • Kinneil/Valleyfield
  • Pennyvenie

North East

  • Metal Bridge
  • Rainton (Adventure)

North Yorkshire

  • Wentworth Silkstone

South Yorkshire

  • New Stubbin

North Derbyshire

  • Langwith

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

South Wales

  • Graig Merthyr

Kent

TOTAL

  • 9

1979–80

Scottish

North East

  • Hylton

North Yorkshire

  • Rockingham
  • Walton

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

  • Granville

South Wales

  • Deep Duffryn

Kent

TOTAL

  • 5

1980–81

Scottish

  • Lady Victoria
  • Roger

North East

  • Eccles
  • Eden
  • Woodhorn

North Yorkshire

  • Peekfield

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

  • Teversal

South Midlands

Western

South Wales

  • Blaenavon
  • Cwmgwili

Kent

TOTAL

  • 9

  • 1981–82
  • Scottish
  • Bedlay
  • Kinneil
  • Polmaise

  • North East
  • Blackhall
  • Houghton

North Yorkshire

  • Lofthouse
  • Manor
  • Newmillderdam

South Yorkshire

  • Orgreave

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

  • New Hucknall

South Midlands

  • Newdigate

Western

South Wales

  • Coegnant

Kent

TOTAL

  • 12

1982–83

Scottish

North East

  • Boldon
  • Marley Hill

North Yorkshire

  • Park Hill

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottighamshire

South Midlands

Western

  • Hapton Valley
  • Victoria
  • West Cannock 5

South Wales

Kent

TOTAL

  • 6

1983–84

Scottish

  • Cardowan
  • Highhouse
  • Sorn

North East

  • East Hetton

North Yorkshire

  • Newmarket Silkstone
  • Rothwell

South Yorkshire

  • Elsecar

North Derbyshire

  • Westthorpe

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

  • Desford

Western

  • Cronton

South Wales

  • Blaengwrach
  • Britannia
  • Brynlliw
  • Tymawr/Lewis Merthyr
  • Wyndham/Western

Kent

North East

  • Beauspark

TOTAL

  • 15

1984–85

Scottish

North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

South Midlands

Western

South Wales

Kent

TOTAL

  • 1

1986–87

Scotland

North East

  • Bates
  • Horden
  • Herrington
  • Sacriston
  • Brenkley

North Yorkshire

  • Ackton Hall
  • Emley Moor
  • Fryston
  • Glasshoughton
  • savile

south Yorkshire

  • Brookhouse
  • cortonwood
  • Yorkshire Main

North Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

  • Moorgreen
  • Pye Hill

south Midlands

Western

  • Bold
  • Haig
  • Wolstanton

South wales

  • Aberpergwm
  • Abertillery
  • Bedwas
  • Celynen South
  • Garw
  • Markham
  • Penrikyber
  • St. Johns
  • Treforgan

Kent

ToTAL

  • 27

1986–87

Scottish

  • Comrie
  • Polkemmet

North East

  • Whittle

North Yorkshire

  • Kinsley Drift
  • Ledston Luck

South Yorkshir

  • Cadeby

North Derbyshire

  • Whitwell

Nottinghamshire

  • Hucknall/Babbington
  • Newstead

South Midlands

  • Birch Coppice
  • Whitwick/South Leicester

Western

  • Bersham

South Wales

  • Cwm
  • Nantgarw

Kent

  • Tilmanstone

TOTAL

  • 15