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Holywell, coal shaft


55.065280, -1.512800



19th c

19th c

Entry Created:

13 Jun 2023

Last Updated:

13 Jun 2023




Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A shaft stood on Church Row, Holywell adjacent to the 3 pit rows which were built for the families of the East Holywell Colliery pitmen. The shaft does not appear on the 1850s maps, so was probably sunk soon after as it is illustrated as 'old' on the 1890s maps.

The shaft has still not been built on, implying it is extant under the soil. It is probably related to the East Holywell Colliery, and may plausibly have been one of their earlier pits.

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