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South Derwent Colliery

West Kyo

54.866753, -1.742822

Staple Pit

Carrmyers Shaft




20th c

Entry Created:

20 Sept 2022

Last Updated:

20 Sept 2022




Bainbridge, Kissop & Co. (1860s), R. Dickinson & Co. (1880s), South Derwent Coal Co. Ltd. (1900s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A shaft named staple pit could be found in the first half of the 19th century at this site. The complex included a small pit heap, a pond as well as a wooded footpath to West Kyo.

The site was disused by the 1850s, but was taken over by South Derwent Colliery sometime in the latter half of the 19th century. It became known as Carrmyers shaft after the nearby village, and was upgraded to include a later building with the shaft enclosed. It is not known whether it was used just ventilation at this point or was a physical working. The main footpath to this working was from the west at Catchgate.

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