Addison Colliery

  • Description

    "....According to ancient records, coal was worked in the "Grand Lease" royalty as early as 1390, a grant having been made by the then Bishop of Durham to a company to get coal from the upper seam. This same royalty appears to have been worked more or less up to the present time. The Stella Coal Co. is now working these extensive royalties at their Addison, Stargate, Blaydon Main, Emma, and Clara Vale collieries. The Addison is situated on the western boundary of this township, and is worked by two shafts, sunk in 1864, to a depth of 45 fathoms...."
  • Owner

    Durham Mining Museum
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 10 months ago
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