Witton Park Colliery
Witton Park Old Colliery
2 Feb 2023
2 Feb 2023
Sir William Chaytor (1830s), Witton Firebrick Co. Ltd. (1880s)
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - The Old Witton Park Colliery can be seen on the 1850s map as a very small working severed from a disused waggonway to West Auckland. There were a number of small buildings and a small waste heap on the west side, with a pit pond and shaft.
The Witton Park Colliery pits were a terminus of the Stockton & Darlington as described in a contemporary newspaper piece in the Durham Chronicle, 24th September 1825. Notice was given that their "main line of railway, commencing at Witton Park Colliery, in the west of this county, and terminating at Stockton upon Tees, with the several branches to Darlington...will be formally opened on Tuesday".
Ordnance Survey, 1859
Illustration of Witton Park Colliery in quite a sorry state, 1875. Source: Antiqua Print Gallery
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