Built in the early 1900’s the now abandoned Easington Colliery Primary School was constructed in a Baroque style under the hand of architects J Morrison of Durham. The school which had room for almost 1300 pupils served the mining community until the late 1990’s. With the closure of the pits jobs were lost, people moved from the area and the school was growing old. A new smaller school was built and this old historical building was left abandoned.
I understand that the land was purchase by developers who proposed to build 39 homes at the site. The English Heritage however opposed the plan as the building has been granted listed status.
Visited with Matt, Danny and Andy de Kay of Behind Closed Doors for an early morning explore of this old primary school. Having heard stories of people being caught by police, nearby cctv and neighbours reporting people being seen going into the buildings we proceeded with caution to the access and made our way inside. The main reason for the visit was to see the classrooms littered with chairs from the former pupils and with blackboards still on most of the walls. Lighting was poor with most of the external windows being boarded up but it was still an enjoyable wander around. Enjoy the photos:
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