Bowden Close Colliery
9 Jun 2022
9 Jun 2022
Joseph Pease (1850s), Pease & Partners Ltd. (1880s)
Description (or HER record listing)
"Messrs. Pease & Partners and Strakers & Love work the coal in this township [Helmington Row], the former at Bowden Close, where they convert all the output of that colliery into coke, there being 135 ovens. Sunnybrow Colliery is worked by Strakers & Love, where the Busty seam is met 25 fathoms deep. There are two or three minor seams above this also being worked. Fire and common white bricks are made here."
- Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham (retrieved from Durham Mining Museum)
Ordnance Survey, 1890s
Bowden Close Colliery, undated. Unknown Source.
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Bowden Close Colliery Yard, undated. Unknown Source.
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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