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Latitude: 54.7011 / 54°42'4"N
Longitude: -1.4215 / 1°25'17"W
OS Eastings: 437380
OS Northings: 534163
OS Grid: NZ373341
Mapcode National: GBR LGJ2.1K
Mapcode Global: WHD6B.43CC
Entry Name: Colliery Disaster Memorial in Trimdon Cemetery
Listing Date: 14 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160269
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112280
Location: Trimdon, County Durham, TS29
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Trimdon
Built-Up Area: Trimdon
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Upper Skerne
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 33 SE TRIMDON TRIMDON VILLAGE
8/80 Colliery disaster
Colliery disaster memorial. Circa 1882, by G. Ryder and Sons, Bishop Auckland.
Commemorates the men who died in the explosion at Trimdon Grange Colliery,
February 16th, 1882. Sandstone ashlar with granite shafts. Shaped base to
square pedestal with moulded plinth, cornice and crocket capitals on corner
shafts. Inscriptions incised on all four panels, and raised semicircular
panel on plinth inscribed ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW WORKMEN AND FRIENDS AS A
TOKEN OF THEIR SINCERE RESPECT. Signature on plinth. High octagonal spire,
with blind tracery and leaf decoration on alternate panels, has cross finial
and rests on square block which has scenes carved in low relief on sides, and
flower and beast decoration. One side shows rescuer, in suspended loop,
carrying dead miner; another shows clasped hands, and motto 'Friendship';
another a mother and child, weeping; the fourth a miner walking to work, in
cap, breeches and jacket, carrying lamp and pick, beside a railing. Gothic-
shaped panels have names of 74 dead.
Historical note: this was one of a series of explosions around this time in
the Durham coalfield which were the subject of an official report by Her
A similar monument stands in the cemetery at Five Lane Ends, Tudhoe, Spennymoor
Source: W.N. and J.B. Atkinson, Explosions in Coal Mines, 1886.
Listing NGR: NZ3738034163
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