Village which grew as a result of the presence of coal. The first shaft being sunk in 1838. The mine was closed in 1985. Today it is mainly residential with a small industrial estate. Situated within the Chester-le-Street District Council.

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Welcome to Sacriston
About the village: the community centre, photographs, Big Meeting Day and the history of the village including its colliery. Helen Britteon.
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