Tyne and Wear HER(365): Usworth Colliery

  • Description

    "There were three pits: Frederick (1815-1914), Victoria and Wellington (1845-1974). Owners were George Elliot, then J Johansson and Sir George Elliot, 1882 John Bowes & Partners, then Johansson, Gordon & Co Ltd, then Leversons Wallsend Collieries Ltd, 1940 Washington Coal Co Ltd and 1947 National Coal Board. O.S. maps show a large settlement, with terraces of houses round two 3-sided squares, Post Office, two chapels, a school (built 1863 for 600 children), miners' hall...."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/365
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 11 months ago
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