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Oxclose Colliery

Oxclose, Washington

54.897927,-1.536657

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

3 Sept 2021

Owners: 

George Elliott & Johasshon (1850s)

HER Info

Oxclose Colliery. This was served by Oxclose Wagonway. Opened before 1805 by George Elliot and Johasshon. Shown on a map of 1807 by D. Akenhead & Sons "The Picture of Newcastle upon Tyne". On 29 November 1805, an explosion killed 38 miners.

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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