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Cornsay Colliery, Cornsay (Cornsay Colliery)

This structure was used to load coal from the nearby mines into small trucks. Some of the coal was sold for fuel, the rest was turned into coke in nearby ovens. It was built in the nineteenth century.

Two buildings remain, one previously used as a school, the other as a general office for the nearby brickworks.

Reference number:D802
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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