4 Apr 2022
Strakers & Love (1860s), National Coal Board (1947 -)
HER Info (unless otherwise noted)
"The colliery at Oakenshaw is the property of Messrs. Straker & Love, where the "Brockwell" seam 3 ft. thick, is met at a depth of 70 fathoms, the produce of which is conveyed by an incline line to the coke ovens at the Brancepeth Colliery. This pit, which employs 500 men and boys, is ventilated by a 30 ft. Guibal fan."
Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham, retrieved from Durham Mining Museum
Ordnance Survey, 1898
Oakenshaw Colliery, undated. Source: Durham Mining Communities, Facebook
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Oakenshaw Colliery, undated. Source: Aditnow
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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