Magnesian limestone stack, Dawdon Chemical Beach

  • Description

    "The beach got its name from Seaham Chemical Works which occupied a nearby site in the 1860s. By the 1890s, both it, and Seaham Iron Works, former occupier of the Dawdon Colliery site at Nose's Point, were marked on the OS map as 'disused'. Seaham and Londonderry Bottle Works further north making glass from beach sand and local coal stayed in business much longer. The wooden piles, visible in the surf beyond the stack were supports for a rail track used by wagons for tipping mine waste from Dawdon Pit into the sea. Photo by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen is here http://www.amber-online.com/exhibitions/coal-coast/exhibits/dawdon-afternoon-24-october-2002" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1540961
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Picture Taken: 2009-10-16
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