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Oakenshaw, Durham

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Oakenshaw, Durham

Oakenshaw is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the north of Willington. The village was purely a colliery village built for workers at the pit owned by Messrs. Straker & Love. Sinking started in 1855 but definite opening and closing dates are unknown. No disasters of 5 or more people killed were ever recorded but 43 people in total are known to have been killed working at the pit.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2036
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham

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