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Spital Colliery

Horsley

54.994369, -1.881975

Opened:

Closed:

1910s

1920s

Entry Created:

22 Jun 2023

Last Updated:

22 Jun 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Whittle Burn Coal Co Ltd. (1910), B Morris, Spital Colliery Co. Ltd. (1920s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A small working popped up on the banks of Whittle Dene from latest the 1910s and closed a decade later. It is shown on the Ordnance Survey map published in 1921, with a pit heap and coal shaft connected by a small tramway around 100m long.

It was very likely only for local use, as no advertisements appear in contemporary newspaper for the sale of product. Considering it is also named after the nearby Spital farm, this makes it even more likely.

Remains can no longer be seen on aerial imagery. The coal shaft appears to be at the site of a small pond nowadays.

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Historic Environment Records

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