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Sunniside Colliery, Drift Mine

Tow Law

54.749780, -1.773876



19th c

20th c

Entry Created:

24 Jan 2023

Last Updated:

24 Jan 2023




Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - This is one of the multiple drifts and shafts which were presumably worked as part of the Sunniside Colliery complex in the 19th century. Beneath the River Deerness there were 2 drifts alongside the footpath towards Low West House, with another shaft on the north bank of the river. Due to the proximity of Sunniside Colliery, it is probable Pease opened these drift mines and shafts to allow access and ventilation to the workings.

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