23 Feb 2023
23 Feb 2023
William Makepeace & Co. (1850s), Henderson & Co. (1860s), J & B. Makepeace (1880s)
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - A small colliery worked here through the mid to late 19th century, It appears rather than a vertical a horizontal level was dug into the side of the hill, alongside a number of coal shafts dotted around the landscape.
There also appears to have been a tramway leading from the coal level to Bradley Burn, and south towards Bardon Mill connecting Limekilns, quarries and other pits to the village. It is likely this was the Crindledykes Waggonway.
There is still some masonry at the site.
Ordnance Survey, 1866
Former site of Balcombe Colliery in 2012. Source: Andrew Curtis, Creative Commons License
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