HistoryKellingley Colliery was the last deep coal mine in Britain. It was situated at Beal in North Yorkshire, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Knottingley in West Yorkshire, on the A645 and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east of Ferrybridge power station. The colliery's location was influenced by the proximity of road, rail, and canal routes. Its workings extended into West Yorkshire. The colliery was owned and operated by UK Coal. The colliery closed on 18 December 2015. Its closure marked the end of the era of deep-pit coal mining in Britain.