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Shibdon Bank, coal shaft


54.955420, -1.715329





Entry Created:

6 Jun 2023

Last Updated:

6 Jun 2023




Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - One of two coal shafts were situated in the field just north of Shibdon Bank in the 1850s. They were both illustrated as 'old', meaning they were out of use before the survey of that decade. There may be a connection with the 18th century Lands Colliery workings or potentially the Grand Lease pits during the 17th century.

The shaft was still extant in the 1890s, and appears to have either been covered other with farmyard buildings or was potentially reworked. The addition of buildings over the shaft in the latter half of the 19th century would imply some activity. The shaft was still extant in the 1940s and can just be seen on aerial photography from that era.

Ordnance Survey, 1946

Ordnance Survey, 1946

The coal shaft can be seen in the small rectangular piece of land in the south west corner of the allotments. Source Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_106g_uk_1193_rp_3313 flown 27/02/1946

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