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Cornsay Colliery

Cornsay

54.784018, -1.767389

Chapelflat Drift

Opened:

Closed:

c1900s

1953

Entry Created:

14 Apr 2023

Last Updated:

14 Apr 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Ferens & Love

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - The chapelflat drift was part of the wider Cornsay Colliery complex, and is its westernmost working. It opened after the turn of the 20th century, and was connected by tramway to the edge of the village where coal and the wagon stock were presumably serviced. The working itself was modest, featuring a brick tunnel connecting to a surface building and chimney.

Ordnance Survey, 1921

Ordnance Survey, 1921

Postcard of the Chapelflat drift post 1920s.

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Historic Environment Records

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