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Waldridge Colliery

Waldridge

54.843267, -1.606614

D Pit

Opened:

18th c

Closed:

1926

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

15 Jul 2022

Owners: 

H. Jolliffe (1780s), Sowerby & Co. (1850s), Thiedemann & Wallis. (1880s), Priestman Collieries Ltd. (1910s)

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

"This colliery is situated about 1½ miles south-west from Chester-le-Street, and was opened on August 1, 1831. It is held under lease of Colonel Jolliffe and Lady Byron by George Sowerby, Esq., and Partners. There are two coal pits and one engine pit.

The pumping engine is a high pressure of 80 horse power. The winding engine is also a high pressure of about 40 horse power. The coals are transmitted by the Stanhope and Tyne Railway to the drops at South Shields, a distance of about 14 miles."

Views of the Collieries (1844) (via Durham Mining Museum)

Ordnance Survey, 1896

Ordnance Survey, 1896

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

D Pit, 1893. Source: Chester-le-Street Heritage Group

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