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Whittle Colliery in Alnwick, Northumberland

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

The 56 acre former Whittle Colliery in Alnwick, Northumberland will go under the hammer with a guide price of £4 million at a Colliers CRE’s auction on 18 February.
The lot will comprise the cleared site of the colliery which closed in 1997. There is a concrete roadway running the length of the site and around 2.5 million tons of extractable coal beneath it. The colliery was famous for producing some of the best steam coal in the UK.
The site lies along the east side of the A1 trunk road and has a mile of roadway alongside it, five miles to the south of Alnwick and one mile north of Newton on-the Moor. Acklington and Hipsburn railway stations are nearby.
There are three landscaped lakes occupying an elevated position with views over the surrounding open countryside. A proposed scheme for a hotel and 80 lodge units has previously been discussed with Alnwick District Council.
Alnwick is a historic market town and its castle and gardens are the County’s most visited tourist attraction. The town was recently voted ‘the best place in Britain to live’ by readers of Country Life.
The auction will take place at The Radisson SAS Portman Square Hotel in London on Monday 18 February. Further information, including copies of the brochure pages and detailed descriptions, can be downloaded from

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