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Shoresdean Colliery (Shoreswood)

Remains of Shoresdean Colliery.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Remains of Shoresdean Colliery. Photo by Harry Rowland.

This is the site of Shoresdean Colliery, built in the 19th century. It was a small colliery and the remains that survive include a horizontal winding engine house and the footings of a beam pumping engine house that both worked the same shaft. The winding engine house is a single storey building built of stone. A few hundred metres to the north-west is an air shaft with the stump of a chimney.

Reference number:N2325
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Shoreswood

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