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High Pot Hill, coal shaft

Witton Park

54.665281, -1.750453




19th c

Entry Created:

2 Feb 2024

Last Updated:

2 Feb 2024




Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A shaft was located to the south of High Pot Hill through the 19th century, and earthworks remained into the 1940s as per aerial imagery. The shaft was sealed and disused by the 1850s, so this was in use much earlier than many in this area. It is not known whether it was connected to Old Witton Park Colliery.

Ordnance Survey, 1859

Ordnance Survey, 1859

Earthworks can be seen in the centre of this shot from the 1940s. Source: Google Earth

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