West Pelton Colliery
5 Aug 2022
Sir James Joicey & Co. Ltd. (1860)
HER Info (unless otherwise noted)
This parish [West Pelton] participates in the extensive mining industry of the neighbourhood, the royalties being worked by Sir James Joicey & Co., Limited. At the Hand-in-Hold pit the Low Main seam is worked, at a depth of 54 fathoms, 3 feet 4 inches in thickness ; the Hutton seam, 63 fathoms, 4 feet 6 inches, with an average output of 650 tons per day, giving employment to 270 men and boys.
- Extract from Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham, retrieved from Durham Mining Museum
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