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Esh Winning (Esh Winning)

Esh Winning Colliery was begun in 1866 and had a drift and a shaft. By 1939 the drift entrance was unused. Before the colliery was built the land was open country and woodland. The colliery closed in 1968. A number of coke ovens stood at the site. They were served by a wagonway which joined the nearby railway. They were demolished by 1939.

Reference number:D5566
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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