Tyne and Wear HER(3003): Washington, Oxclose Colliery - Details
Washington, Oxclose Colliery
Coal Mining Site
Oxclose Colliery. This was served by Oxclose Wagonway. Opened before 1805 by George Elliot and Johasshon. Shown on a map of 1807 by D. Akenhead & Sons "The Picture of Newcastle upon Tyne". On 29 November 1805, an explosion killed 38 miners.
<< HER 3003 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 13; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk; TY Hall, 1854, List of Mines 1853-4, in Transactions of the North of England Institute of Mining Engineers; Victoria County History, 1907, Counties of England: Durham