South Moor and Quaking Houses were typical colliery villages that developed before and just after the First World War, around four collieries of William Hedley’s South Moor Colliery Company.
South Moor Heritage trail is a five mile circular walk around key eight heritage sites of South Moor and Quaking Houses that existed during or soon after the First World War. Each site is marked by an interpretation board detailing the significance and heritage of the site. Each interpretation board is linked via a QR code to this website providing further information about the history of the site. Rights of way between the eight sites along the trail are marked by ‘way markers’ to keep you on the right path.
Over two hundred miners from South Moor and Quaking Houses were killed in the First World War. Their names are engraved at the gates of the First World War Memorial Park. The Heritage Trail marks the former colliery houses in which they lived with a fallen soldier plaque – can you find them in the colliery terraces?