Place:Esh Winning, Durham, England

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NameEsh Winning
TypeVillage
Coordinates54.783°N 1.717°W
Located inDurham, England
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Esh Winning is a village, and location of a former colliery, in County Durham, England. It is situated in the Deerness Valley to the west of Durham. The village was founded by the Pease family in the 1850s to service a new mine on the Esh Estate.

The name of the village comes from two elements, first the older nearby village of Esh, a Saxon term for Ash, and second Winning, which was a Victorian term used when coal was found.

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