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Scremerston Colliery (Ancroft)

Coal may have been mined at Scremerston since the 17th century. However, the remains still visible at Scremerston Colliery only date from the mid-19th century. A number of pit buildings can still be seen, including the engine house and the water tower. The nearby pit heap were first planted with trees in 1886, and is an early example of reclaiming such a pit heap. The remaining buildings are Grade II listed structures protected by law.

Reference number:N3992
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft


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