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New Shildon

In the past New Shildon was a separate village and was in a different parish to Shildon; now part of the town of Shildon in County Durham. All Saints Church was the parish church. New Shildon War Memorial is located on Redworth Road. The settlement came into existence in the 19th century in association with the Stockton and Darlington Railway and coal mining at Shildon Colliery and other nearby mines. 

I have known Shildon for fifty years when there was not a house of any sort at New Shildon, much less a Mechanics Institute. When I surveyed the lines of the projected railway in 1821, the site of this New Shildon Works was a wet, swampy field – a likely place to find a snipe, or a flock of peewits. Dan Adamson's was the nearest house. A part of Old Shildon existed, but 'Chapel Row', a row of miner's houses, was unbuilt or unthought of.

John Dixon, Bishop Auckland Herald, 3 September 1863. c/o Wikipedia
Shildon Shildon Colliery (c.1869 - 1927) East Thickley Church of All Saints, New Shildon War Memorial, New Shildon
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Redworth Road, Shildon

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Victoria Street, New Shildon

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Shildon Colliery (c.1869 - 1927)
- sinking of West Pit in 1869 near New Shildon. Shildon Coal Co.  1902 251 211 40 Closed 15/03/24, but briefly reopened in 1927.  


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