Woodhorn Colliery, east & west shaft head gear and Walker fan house, Ashington - Northumberland (UA)

The first colliery shaft was sunk in 1894. Production stopped in 1981 and the site opened as a museum in 1989. Repairs were completed to the east shaft head gear and enclosing structure in 2014. Significant corrosion has reappeared and the enclosing structure is leaking. The roof to the adjoining Walker Fan House is also leaking and the steelwork to the west shaft head gear is corroding and in need of repair. Discussions are underway about a prioritised programme of repair and maintenance works to the site as a whole. Historic England has provided a digital baseline record of the site.

Woodhorn Colliery, east & west shaft head gear and Walker fan house, Ashington - Northumberland (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Woodhorn Colliery
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1016976
    Local Planning Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Mining industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Woodhorn Colliery
    Unitary Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Parish:
    Ashington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Wansbeck
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs