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Millbank Pit


55.011906, -1.502925




19th c

Entry Created:

28 Nov 2023

Last Updated:

28 Nov 2023




Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - Millbank Pit was situated in the grounds of Millbank House, a name given to the wider area as well as Willington Square slightly south east of here as noted on the Tithe Plan of 1839. The pit was operational in the 1850s, and was likely landsale ie sold locally or specifically used for the house and neighbouring settlement.

It appears the pit went out of use by the 1890s, given it is not labelled in the grounds of Millbank House which remained in situ until the advent of the Rising Sun Colliery Railway.

The police station car park is now situated here.

Ordnance Survey, 1865

Ordnance Survey, 1865

The site of Millbank House and its pit in 2023.

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