Tyne and Wear HER(3844): Sheriff Hill Colliery (Ellison Main)

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    "Sheriff Hill Colliery, also known as Ellison Main Colliery was founded in the 1780s. The "Plan of Colleries of Gateshead Fell" dated 1773, has a colliery marked "pit not sunk yet". The pits of Sheriff Hill Colliery were Ann, Bess, Centre, Dolly, Edge, Fanny, George, King, Bradley, Doll, Isabella, Kells, Stapple and Hope. Owners were Allhusen & Co: Sir A. Wood, Charlaw, Sacriston. Later owners were Lamb & Hutchinson, Gibson & Co, Charlton & Gibson and Forster. There were several disasters at the colliery...."
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  • Further information

    Link: https://sitelines.newcastle.gov.uk/SMR/3844
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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