South Durham Colliery
8 Nov 2021
17 Apr 2023
Joseph Pease (1850s), Smithson & Co. (1860s), South Durham Coal Co. (1880s), Pease & Partners Ltd. (1903), Dorman Long (1940s), National Coal Board (1947 -)
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - The Eldon Colliery was a substantial complex north east from Shildon. It was operated by the South Durham Coal Co. as well as part of the Dorman Long supply chain until nationalisation in the 40s.
The complex had at least two shafts, as well as a row of coke ovens on its eastern side and a brick works on its west. It is one of a vast number of pits in a dense area on the Durham coalfield.
Ordnance Survey, 1920
Postcard of Eldon Colliery, undated.
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