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Hamsteels Colliery, Esh (Esh)

Hamsteels Colliery was founded at some time between 1860 and 1880 on the site of (Esh tileworks D5784) (1) (2) (3) (4). Several drifts into the hill to the north are connected to the main works by wagonways. A small, rectangular colliery village lies to the north-west, and a number of coke ovens stood to the south.

Reference number:D5924
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)
Cold War (1946 to 1991)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Esh

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