NZ4348 : Magnesian limestone stack, Dawdon Chemical Beach

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Cold Hesledon, County Durham, Great Britain

Magnesian limestone stack, Dawdon Chemical Beach
Magnesian limestone stack, Dawdon Chemical Beach
The beach got its name from Seaham Chemical Works which occupied a nearby site in the 1860s. By the 1890s, both it, and Seaham Iron Works, former occupier of the Dawdon Colliery site at Nose's Point, were marked on the OS map as 'disused'. Seaham and Londonderry Bottle Works further north making glass from beach sand and local coal stayed in business much longer.
The wooden piles, visible in the surf beyond the stack were supports for a rail track used by wagons for tipping mine waste from Dawdon Pit into the sea.
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 18 October, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 437 481 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.5556N 1:19.2333W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 436 481
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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