Ushaw Moor

Ushaw Moor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ushaw Moor is an old pit village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the west of Durham, a short distance to the south of Bearpark.It seems most likely that the name 'Ushaw' comes from Scandinavian origin which, when translated, means wolves wood. With the addition of moor we get 'the moor near the wood of wolves'.Parish registers suggests that the settlement dates to a least the sixteenth century. The village existed in a largely agricultural state, with a windmill being its one feature up till the nineteenth century.In 1858 a drift mine was established at Ushaw Moor Colliery selling coal on the landsale system. This was purchased in 1879 by Henry Chaytor of Witton Castle. During his tenure there was a large strike, following the deliberate sacking of an elected union leader in 1881. The strike was ended when a number of policemen were bought into the village to evict the strikers and their families;
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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6139252512
  • 9786139252510