This overgrown field or the settlement of "riseburn" once contained 41 houses built to accommodate the miners and their families who were working at eden pit on the other side of the railway lines near the foot of the disused quarry.The houses were built in 1872 and there was also a methodist chapel made of corrugated iron situated in the very centre which could seat 150 people which cost £200 to erect ,the houses had only a well for water and oil lamps.After the closure of eden pit just after ww1 the houses became dilapidated and by the early 1950's only 1 house remained to accommodate a farm labourer,all that is now left are roughly built sheds which were probably built from the stones from the original houses as these sheds are not shown on earlier maps of the field.The plight the inhabitants endured at eden pit where there were 37 houses accommodating 167 people was even harsher and by 1954 they also fell prey to the demolition ball so next time you have the chance take a walk down walkers lane from middridge over walkers lane bridge, look upon this over grown field, try and imagine life back then with the smell of coke and coal in the air,the shildon marshalling yards (the biggest in the world at the time) literally yards away making noises of every description then your in the world of our fore fathers.There was also another pit just north of middridge called charles pit,charles and eden pit were connected with a tramway and the coal was loaded straight into wagons on the stockton and darlington railway where the disused quarry now is.At their height the 2 pits had 430 men and boys working there and at least 15 men and boys died at these pits.
Fantastic Photograph of the last erect building in the Hamlet of Embleton, belonging to my ancestors. Thank you
A great picture with lovely colours.
Now that is the kind of place I am looking for to improve for my holidays! IS IT FOR SALE?
Your gallery is bloody amazing!
You have many excellent photos and your HDR work is amazing..
Good luck with your enterprise ;>)
great pic looks like a model
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hi this nolonger exists now just the base soon that will be down the cliff after only one year
Wonderful shot, really. I really love it. Greetings from Barcelona