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Colpitts Colliery


54.894178, -2.035719



19th c


Entry Created:

14 Apr 2023

Last Updated:

14 Apr 2023




William Wear (1890s)

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - Colpitts Colliery stood against the B6306 road from at least the 1890s until pre-1920s. It was a relatively small working, with a small tramway working from a level to the waste head on its northern side. It was, and still is, a very rural location, which will most definitely have made it difficult to run at a profit. It may have been used locally or for a cottage industry nearby.

It is shown as disused on the 1920 Ordnance Survey map - There was a level as well as a shaft here. The area is now wooded.

It is worth nothing the name 'Colpitts' derives from a nearby farm. The farms name may originate from even older "coal pits" in the area.

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