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National Coal Board


N.C.B

Found near Sunderland by Chris Tilney.


N.C.B Ackers Whitley

Ackers Whitley were the proprietors of the Bickershaw Collieries near Leigh, Lancs. Photo by David Kitching.

Photo by Iain Taylor.


N.C.B Ackton Hall

Photos by Frank Lawson.

The brickworks was located at South Featherstone, Castleford.  It was a good example of a colliery brickworks.  The Bradford textile magnate Samuel Cunliffe Lister owned the Ackton Hall Estate between 1873 and his death in 1906.  On September 7th 1893 the Ackton Hall colliery was the site of a notorious industrial dispute during which the South Staffs Regiment under a Captain Barker opened fire, and two men were killed.  Thanks to Derek Barker for the information.

Photos by David Kitching.


N.C.B. Annesley

Annesley Colliery was first sunk in 1865 and it closed in 1999. When it closed it was the oldest working colliery in Nottinghamshire.

Photo by Alan Davies.

Photo by Steve Cooke.

Photos by Martyn Fretwell.


N.C.B. Ansley Hall, see also Ansley Hall





Photos by Frank Lawson.

N.C.B. Ashington



Thanks to Simon Patterson for the photo.



Photo by Mark Cranston.

Found in North Northumberland by Andrew Stewart.


N.C.B. Bearpark

Photo by Steven Tait.


N.C.B. Birch Coppice

see also N.C.B. Hall End and Morris & Shaw

Birch Coppice Colliery and Brickworks east of Tamworth was owned by Morris & Shaw Ltd. The pit was sunk in 1875 and the brickworks first appears between the mid 1880s and 1900. It was expanded after WWII by the
National Coal Board but had been closed by the 1970s. Info David Kitching, photo by Frank Lawson.



Photo by Ray Martin.


N.C.B. Boldon

Brickworks at Boldon Colliery. Photo by Frank Lawson.

Photo by Chris Tilney.


N.C.B. Bonds Main



Bonds Main Colliery Brickworks, Temple Normanton, Chesterfield.  Photo and info by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.  See other entries under Bonds Main.

N.C.B. Brancepeth

Photo by Tony Gray.


N.C.B. Brandon

Brandon Colliery brickworks, Brandon, County Durham.

Photo by Frank Lawson.

Photo by Chris Tilney.


N.C.B. Cramlington

Photo by Arthur Brickman.


N.C.B. Desford

Photo by David Kitching.

Thanks to Darren Haywood for the photo.


N.C.B. Gadbury

Photos by Frank Lawson.

Photo by Alan Davies.


N.C.B. Hall End



N.C.B. Hall End started life as Morris & Shaw Ltd. who operated Birch Coppice Collieries at Polesworth near Tamworth. Locally the main pit was known as Hall End. The brickworks are recorded of being in operation in 1940 & again in 1947 at the time of nationalisation. Info and photo by Martyn Fretwell.


N.C.B. Hamstead



History of colliery here, photo by David Kitching.

Photo by Ray Martin.


N.C.B. Hednesford

A brickworks was established in the early 1930's by the Cannock Chase Colliery Co. on the site of the colliery tip near Old Hednesford Colliery. It used the pit shale to make around 170,000 bricks a week. When the coal industry was nationalised in 1947 it passed into the ownership of the NCB. In the early 1970's Butterley Brick took over production from the NCB (National Coal Board) and by the end of the 1970's the brickworks had closed down.

Photos by Frank Lawson.



Photo by Ray Martin

N.C.B. Hetton



 NCB Hetton, Hetton Lyons Colliery, Hetton le Hole, Co. Durham.  Photo by Chris Tilney.

N.C.B. Hickleton

View the page on Hickleton brickworks here

Photos by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.


N.C.B. Hic Bibi

The name Hic Bibi is from the Latin and means 'here drink I'.  It is near Coppull in Lancashire. The brickworks opened in the 1880's on the colliery site. The works continued in operation until 1959 when it was closed under N.C.B. ownership.

Photo by Jason Stott.


N.C.B. Hilton Main

Hilton Main Colliery in Staffordshire operated from 1919 to 1969. Photos by David Kitching.


N.C.B. Kirkby

In 1887 the Butterley Company of Ripley, Derbyshire, purchased land in Kirkby in Ashfield & the Summit Pit was sunk. In 1890 a brickworks was built next to the colliery.The pit was also known as Kirkby Colliery & became one of the largest collieries in the country. The colliery and brickworks were both nationalised in 1947 and both the brickworks & the colliery closed in 1968. Photo and info by Frank Lawson.

Thanks to Colin Butler and Martyn Fretwell.


N.C.B. Lambton

Photo by Chris Tilney.

Photo by Tony Gray.


N.C.B.  Leasingthorne

Leasingthorne Brick Works. Photo by Chris Tilney.


N.C.B. Lilley

A drift mine near Rowlands Gill in the Derwent Valley. Photo by Chris Tilney.


N.C.B. Mickley

Photo and information by David Kitching.


N.C.B. Mitford

Mitford was a trade name for bricks produced at Blaydon brickworks, Co. Durham.  Photos & info by Frank Lawson.

Photo by Chris Tilney.


N.C.B. Murton

Murton Colliery, County Durham. Photo by Steve Smith.


N.C.B. Nook



N.C.B. Nook Colliery, Tyldesley, Lancashire sunk around the 1860s and closed in August 1965.  Photo and info by Alan Davies.

Photo by Stewart Parr.


N.C.B. Nunnery

Photo by Frank Lawson.


N.C.B. Pegswood



Pegswood Colliery near Morpeth. Photo by Chris Tilney.

N.C.B. Seaham

Photos by Chris Tilney.


N.C.B. Sherwood

Photo by Martyn Fretwell.

Photo by David Kitching.


N.C.B. South Leicestershire

This brickworks is shown next to South Leicestershire Colliery on Beveridge Lane, Ellistown on the 1881 OS map. The colliery had been sunk in 1876 & it appears the brickworks may have been established at the same time. A pre-1947 South Leicestershire Colliery brick is shown on the S Page. Photo by Darren Haywood with Info by Martyn Fretwell.


N.C.B. Stephenson

Photo by Steven Tait.

Photo by Tony Gray.


N.C.B. Upton

Photos by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.


N.C.B. Wallsend



Dave Ashford found an example on the site of the brickworks at the Rising Sun Colliery near Wallsend. This was owned by Wallsend & Hebburn Colliery Co. Ltd until Nationalisation in 1947. Photo by Chris Tilney.

N.C.B. Watnall

Watnall colliery was in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and closed in 1950.  Some information on the brickworks here.

Thanks to Martyn Fretwell for the photos.


N.C.B. W.L. - believed to be from N.C.B. Watnall

Thanks to Martyn Fretwell for the photo

Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.


N.C.B.Welbeck

Photo by Frank Lawson

Photo by Martyn Fretwell

Martyn Fretwell writes: Before nationalisation in 1947, Welbeck Colliery and brickworks at Meden Vale near Warsop, was owned by the New Hucknall Colliery Company at Huthwaite Hucknall, Near Mansfield. Photo by Simon Patterson.

Also see entry for Bentinck.


N.C.B. Whitwick

Thanks to Martyn Fretwell for the photos. See also entry for Whitwick.  The colliery was at Coalville, Leics.


N.C.B Wombwell - see also Wombwell

Photo by Alan Davies.

Thanks to Simon Patterson for this photo, found in North Notts.

Photo by Frank Lawson.



Wombwell Main Co. Ltd., Wombwell near Barnsley was registered in 1865. By 1904 the colliery was operating a brickworks with two kilns. Production expanded with the construction of a third kilns by 1930. When the National Coal Board took over the works it was producing pressed commons and sand-faced facings. Photo and information by David Kitching.


N.C.B. Wylam

Photo by Ian Suddaby.

Photo by Mike Graham.


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