Brancepeth, County Durham, England

Brancepeth Castle

Littleburn Colliery

According to, Littleburn Colliery was also known as North Brancepeth Colliery. It was opened around 1840. It records a number of deaths at the pit, some of which do fit the apparitions said to appear here, although the same fatalities were doubtlessly replicated across coalfields the length and breadth of Britain.


According to Coxe, it is haunted by a pit pony and miner.



54°44'59.0"N 1°36'14.0"W (approx)


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


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Brancepeth is a village in County Durham, England.

It lies 5 miles from Durham on the A690 road between Durham and Weardale.

Pictured left is Brancepeth Castle courtesy of Alexander P Kapp. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.