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West Hunwick Colliery

Hunwick

54.692024, -1.700072

Opened:

Closed:

Unknown

1930s

Entry Created:

14 Jul 2022

Last Updated:

14 Jul 2022

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Lackenby Iron Co. (1870s), Joseph Torbock & Co. (1890s), West Witton Ganister Firebrick Co. (1910s), West Hunwick Silica & Firebrick Co. Ltd. (1920s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A relatively small colliery West Hunwick stood to the south of Rough Lea Colliery and just ovver the Wear from Newfield Colliery. It hosted two shafts on its north west, and featured a line of coal ovens and a brick workers as it was owned by various brick manufacturers during its lifetime. It was connected by a small spur to the Durham to Bishop Auckland Railway.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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