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Edmondsley Colliery

Edmondsley

54.836026, -1.639495

West Edmondsley Colliery

Wellington Pit

Opened:

Closed:

1850s

1920

Entry Created:

15 Jul 2022

Last Updated:

15 Jul 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Mr. Tyzick (1850s), S. Tyzac & Co. (1860s), Edmondsley Coal Co. (1880s)

Description (or HER record listing)

"Edmondsley Village is situated on the Durham Road, about five miles north-north-west of Durham, and three south-west of Chester-le-Street. A little to the west of the village is a colliery carried on by the Edmondsley Coal Company. The seams now worked are the "Hutton" and "Busty," of 3 and 5 feet thick, at a depth of 60 and 100 fathoms respectively. The annual output is 150,000 tons, about one-third of which is converted into coke, and the average number of hands employed is 350, including those engaged at the coke-ovens, of which there are 112 erected."

Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham (via Durham Mining Museum)

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