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Sacriston Colliery


54.825937, -1.633143





Entry Created:

26 May 2022

Last Updated:

26 May 2022




William Heward Bell (1850s), Sir George Elliot, Bart. & William Hunter (1860s), Charlaw & Sacriston Collieries Co. Ltd. (1890s), National Coal Board (1947)

Description (or HER record listing)

"The Sacriston and Charlaw collieries are carried on by Messrs. Hunter and Elliott. The seams now worked (1891) are "Low Main," 2 to 3 ft. at 50 fathoms ; "Hutton," 2 ft. 6 in., 60 fathoms ; and "Busty," from 4 to 5 ft. at about 100 fathoms. The output of the Charlaw pit is about 500 tons per day, and the number of hands employed is 300. The Sacriston is expected shortly to be in full operation, when the output is estimated at 1000 tons per day, and the number employed at 600. There are also coke ovens to be erected here shortly."

- Whellan's 1894 Directory of County Durham, retrieved from Durham Mining Museum

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Sacriston Colliery, 1985 on the eve of closure. Source: William Whitehead

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Sacriston Colliery, undated. Source: Sacriston Colliery, undated

Sacriston Colliery, undated. Source: Sacriston Colliery, undated

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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