Killingworth Colliery

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    "Mention of Workmen at Killingworth Moor Colliery in 1761 In 1882 Killingworth colliery had the deepest coal mine in the world. George Stephenson worked as an engine-wright at the West Moor colliery and it was here that he grew developed his expertise as a locomotive engineer. George’s son Robert attended Long Benton Parish School in the 1800’s and the family home of Dial Cottage still stands on Great Lime Road. In 1803, when aged 22, George Stephenson was appointed as the Superintendent Engineer at Killingworth Colliery which was part of the Grand Alliance Company....."
  • Owner

    Grace's Guide: British Industrial History
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 6 months ago
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