Fawdon Colliery

  • Description

    "....High Fawdon, Fawdon Square, and Low Fawdon, ate pit villages, which owe their existence to the colliery. The A Pit was commenced in March 1810 ; and the High Main coal was reached in May, 1811, at a depth of 48 fathoms. The engine power at this pit is 15 horses ; but it is not now in operation. The B Pit was sunk in the years 1813 and 1814, and is about the same depth as the A Pit. During the sinking a fossil tree was discovered....."
  • Owner

    Durham Mining Museum
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/f016.htm
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 7 months ago
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