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County Durham Mining Disasters

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Welcome to County Durham Mining Disasters

This is the index to all mining disasters in County Durham.

County Durham
Date Colliery / Pit Location Casualties Cause
13 April 1896 Brancepeth A Pit Willington, County Durham 20 Explosion
8 December 1778 Dolly Pit Chaytor's Haugh Harraton, County Durham 24 Explosion
28 January 1836 Downs Pit Eppleton Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham 20 Explosion
29 May 1951 Easington West Hartlepool, County Durham 83 Explosion
6 May 1897 East Hetton East Hetton, County Durham 10 Inundation
2 December 1886 Elemore Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham 28 Explosion
18 August 1708 Fatfield 1708 Washington, County Durham 69 Explosion
14 March 1767 Fatfield 1767 Washington, County Durham 39 Explosion
28 September 1813 Fatfield Hall Pit Washington, County Durham 32 Explosion
3 July 1825 Fatfield Juliet Pit Washington, County Durham 11 Explosion
24 December 1813 Felling Felling, County Durham 22 Explosion
25 May 1812 Felling Felling, County Durham 92 Explosion
20 February 1908 Glebe Pit Washington, County Durham 14 Explosion
11 June 1794 Harraton Harraton, County Durham 28 Explosion
20 June 1817 Harraton Row Pit Harraton, County Durham 38 Explosion
28 September 1844 Haswell Haswell, County Durham 95 Explosion
6 October 1805 Hebburn 1805 Hebburn, County Durham 35 Explosion
5 June 1849 Hebburn 1849 Hebburn, County Durham 33 Explosion
6 May 1852 Hebburn 1852 Hebburn, County Durham 22 Explosion
12 August 1814 Hebburn 1814 Hebburn, County Durham 11 Explosion
10 October 1812 Herrington Mill Pit Pensher, County Durham 24 Explosion
11 November 1850 Houghton 1850 Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham 27 Explosion
3 August 1830 Jarrow 1830 Jarrow, County Durham 42 Explosion
21 August 1845 Jarrow 1845 Jarrow, County Durham 39 Explosion
15 March 1828 Jarrow 1828 Jarrow, County Durham 8 Explosion
17 January 1826 Jarrow 1826 Jarrow, County Durham 34 Explosion
22 August 1947 Louisa Stanley, County Durham 22 Explosion
11 October 1799 Lumley 1799 Lumley, County Durham 39 Explosion
11 April 1797 Lumley 1797 Lumley, County Durham 31 Explosion
25 October 1824 Lumley George Pit 1824 Lumley, County Durham 14 Explosion
9 October 1819 Lumley George Pit 1819 Lumley, County Durham 13 Explosion
3 June 1885 Margaret Pit Newbottle Newbottle, County Durham 14 Inrush
20 December 1860 Minor Pit Hetton Hetton le Hole, County Durham 22 Fire damp explosion
26 June 1942 Murton Murton, County Durham 13 Explosion
15 August 1848 Murton Polka Pit Murton, County Durham 16 Explosion
15 June 1832 Newbottle 1832 Newbottle, County Durham 12 Boiler explosion
7 August 1815 Newbottle 1815 Newbottle, County Durham 11 Boiler explosion
19 November 1824 Newbottle Dorothea Pit Newbottle, County Durham 11 Explosion
12 June 1815 Newbottle Success Pit Newbottle, County Durham 57 Explosion
6 December 1773 North Biddick 1773 Washington, County Durham 19 Explosion
28 January 1743 North Biddick 1743 Washington, County Durham 17 Explosion
29 November 1805 Oxclose Washington, County Durham 38 Explosion
1 October 1858 Page Bank Brancepeth, County Durham 10 Shaft
31 October 1866 Pelton Chester-le-Street, County Durham 24 Explosion
3 November 1823 Rainton Plain Pit 1823 Rainton, County Durham 55 Explosion
18 December 1817 Rainton Plain Pit 1817 Rainton, County Durham 27 Explosion
10 June 1757 Ravensworth Ann Ravensworth, County Durham 16 Explosion
18 September 1880 Seaham 1880 Seaham, County Durham 164 Explosion
25 October 1871 Seaham 1871 Seaham, County Durham 26 Explosion
19 July 1819 Sheriff Hill Gateshead, County Durham 35 Explosion
27 June 1815 Sheriff Hill Isabella Pit Gateshead, County Durham 11 Explosion
6 December 1837 Springwell 1837 Gateshead, County Durham 27 Explosion
9 May 1833 Springwell Pit B Gateshead, County Durham 47 Explosion
28 June 1839 St Hilda South Shields, County Durham 51 Explosion
5 April 1843 Stormont Main Wrekenton, County Durham 27 Explosion
30 May 1826 Towneley Main Townley, County Durham 38 Explosion
16 February 1882 Trimdon Grange Trimdon, County Durham 74 Explosion
18 April 1882 Tudhoe Tudhoe, County Durham 37 Explosion
2 March 1885 Usworth Usworth, County Durham 42 Explosion
5 June 1850 Usworth Wellington Pit Usworth, County Durham 13 Explosion
19 August 1851 Washington 1851 Washington, County Durham 34 Explosion
31 May 1867 Washington Colliery Shaft Washington, County Durham 10 Fall down shaft
20 November 1828 Washington I Pit Washington, County Durham 14 Explosion
16 February 1909 West Stanley West Stanley, County Durham 168 Explosion
19 April 1882 West Stanley Burns Pit West Stanley, County Durham 13 Explosion
14 October 1906 Wingate Grange Wingate, County Durham 26 Explosion






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