Whitwell Colliery

  • Description

    "....1836, May 02 - Commenced to sink from the surface the A Pit, Whitwell Colliery. Got the Hutton Seam on 21 June, 1837. 1837, Jun 20 - The workmen engaged in sinking Whitwell colliery, Durham, after thirteen months labour, succeeded in reaching the Hutton seam, at a depth of 59 fathoms. Much rejoicing took place in consequence of the event. 1838 - The B Pit, Whitwell Colliery, was sunk from the surface to the Hutton Seam....."
  • Owner

    Durham Mining Museum
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/w027.htm
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 54 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.