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Waldridge Colliery


54.843267, -1.606614

D Pit



18th c


Entry Created:

15 Jul 2022

Last Updated:

15 Jul 2022




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

Description (or HER record listing)

"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

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

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Historic Environment Records

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