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Blaydon Burn (hamlet), 1848

BLAYDON-BURN, a hamlet, in the parish of Winlaton, union of Gateshead, W. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 6 miles (W.S.W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is picturesquely situated on the Tyne, at the confluence of a small rivulet or burn; and has an extensive establishment where fire-bricks, fire-clay retorts for gas-works, flint for potteries, and almost every article of which fireclay is susceptible, are manufactured: the first fire-clay made into bricks in this part of the country, was produced at these works about 80 years ago. A colliery is in full operation, employing from 200 to 300 hands; and there is a private railway winding through the romantic dell of Blaydon-Burn, opened in 1841, and extending to the Tyne, whence goods are conveyed by wherries to Newcastle and Shields, and there shipped.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Blaydon Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956) Winlaton Parish, 1848
Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956)
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Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956)
- Blaydon Burn Colliery was established in the 1850s, owned by Joseph Cowen. By the 1890s the colliery was producing about 100,000 tons of coal per year, transported by rail to be …


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