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Sherburn Colliery


54.777908, -1.511762

Lady Durham Pit





Entry Created:

10 Oct 2022

Last Updated:

10 Oct 2022




Earl of Durham (1850s), Lambton Collieries Ltd. (1900s), National Coal Board

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - The Lady Durham Pit was location adjacent to the Leamside Line, which before the 1870s was the main line between York and Newcastle. The colliery itself was connected to the Lambton Railway, a network which allowed access to staiths at Sunderland.

The colliery itself was fairly vast, with extensive sidings and ground buildings as well as a small reservoir and 2 air shafts. There was also a colliery hotel on the main road. By the 1910s, there was a number of coke ovens on site, but had scaled down by the 1940s. The railway station was to be known as "Sherburn Colliery" station thanks to its locality.

Ordnance Survey, 1947

Ordnance Survey, 1947

Sherburn Colliery Lady Durham Pit, undated. Source:

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