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Shooting

Silksworth Colliery, Rifle Range

54.879461, -1.419142

Silksworth

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

Unknown

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

20 Feb 2023

HER Description

NEHL - A rifle range stood adjacent to Silksworth Colliery in the 19th century, and is visible on the 1890s Ordnance Survey map of the area. The range was 300 yards long, with the target in a dug out earthwork next to the pit heaps of the colliery.

The site of the range is now mostly the reservoir near the sports complex.

Ordnance Survey

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

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

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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