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Old Easington Colliery School


The former Easington Colliery Infant School and Easington Colliery Junior School were located on Seaside Lane in Easington Colliery. The two identical buildings were originally built 1911 - 1913 and were separate girls (south block) and boys (north block); they once housed 1,700 pupils. The schools were closed in 1997, after the opening of a new school on Whickham Street, and sold to developers.

The former school buildings were both added to the National Heritage List for England on the 21st of August 1999, for their heritage value. The old school masters house by the old schools, on the corner of Seaside Land and Vincent Street, was also made a Grade II listed building; included for group value. The site wasn't developed and was bought back by Durham County Council after it became derelict and attracted anti-social behaviour and vandalism. Initial proposals to demolish the buildings received some objections from heritage groups. However, following a consultation, a subsequent proposal for demolition and the creation of a "pocket park" were approved in October 2020.[1]

"The former Easington School Buildings have been a blight on the community, and I am delighted that a proposal to clear the site has finally been accepted, without objection...No one ever wants to lose historic buildings and local heritage, but it has been clear for some time that any heritage value with the former school was lost, and it had become a drain on the community." (Easington MP Grahame Morris, October 2020)[2]

Easington Colliery Primary School 1913 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Easington Colliery CP
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The former Easington Colliery County Infant School

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Easington Junior School

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Easington Infants School

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FORMER GIRLS BLOCK SOUTH AT EASINGTON COLLIERY SCHOOL
- "School classroom block. 1911-13 by J Morson of Durham. Red brick with concrete dressings and slate roofs. Baroque Revival style. EXTERIOR: 2 storey. South entrance front has rusticated surround with ...

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FORMER BOYS BLOCK NORTH AT EASINGTON COLLIERY SCHOOL - List entry
- "School classroom block. 1911-13 by J Morson of Durham. Red brick with concrete dressings and slate roofs. Baroque Revival style. EXTERIOR: 2 storey. South entrance front has rusticated surround with ...

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NUMBER 65 (MASTER'S HOUSE), MANUAL INSTRUCTION BLOCK, BICYCLE SHEDS, WALLS, GATES, PIERS AND RAILINGS AT EASINGTON COLLIERY SCHOOL - List Entry
- "Master's house, manual instruction block, bicycle sheds and walls, piers, gates and railings. 1911-13 by J Morson of Durham. Red brick and cast-iron with concrete dressings and slate roofs ...

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Easington Colliery listed school building to be demolished
- 19th October 2020. "Plans to demolish an "eyesore" derelict school in County Durham have been approved by council planners, despite it being a listed building. Easington Colliery Primary School was ...

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Easington MP delighted with demolition determination on former school building.
- 20th October, 2020 "Easington MP Grahame Morris welcomed the decision by Durham County Council to demolish the former school buildings in Easington Colliery. Several efforts to redevelop or demolish former ...

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The future of the former Easington Colliery School site
- "....We have reviewed all feedback we received. Almost 350 people gave their views on the proposal 91% agreed that demolition was the best way of bringing the site back into ...

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