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Waterhouses Colliery

Waterhouses

54.763608, -1.713512

Opened:

1859

Closed:

1966

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

2 Aug 2022

Owners: 

Joseph Pease & Partners (1859), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

"At the Waterhouses Colliery, which was sunk in 1856, are wrought the "Brockwell," 3 ft. thick, and the "Busty," 2 ft. 4 in. The "Yard" coal and the "Harvey" have recently been opened out. The output is all converted into coke, there being over 200 ovens here, and in all there are 600 men and boys employed. These seams are worked by four drifts."

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

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Waterhouses Colliery, undated. Found on Durham Mining Communities, original source unknown.

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