Spa Wood Ironstone Mine

Lease Holders

  • 1853 – 1890 : Weardale Coal and Iron Company
  • 1890 – 1917 : Sir B. Samuelson and Company
  • 1917 – 1933 : Dorman Long and Company

Timeline

  • 1853 – Spa Wood part of same lease as first Belmont mine
  • 1864 – Production starts
  • 1886 – Weardale Company production ends
  • 1890 – Samuelson starts production via Slapewath shaft
  • 1897 – Samuelson moves output to drifts near viaduct
  • 1908 – Mine electrified
  • 1928 – Aerial Ropeway installed
  • 1930 – Production ends