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Report - Clipstone Colliery March 09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by scoobs, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. scoobs

    scoobs 28DL Full Member
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    This is one we had been planning for a couple of months,and finally made it.
    This place has been totally demolished apart from the headstocks and a number of buildings at their base.
    heres a bit of history of the place that i found on the internet.

    In 1912 the Bolsover Colliery Company leased 6,000 acres of mining rights form the Duke of Portland. A test bore found the 6ft Tophard seam of coal present at a depth of 640yds below surface. At the outbreak of war in 1914 the work on sinking of the shaft was suspended at a depth of 50 ft however the surface buildings such as the winding house went on to be completed. In 1919 work on the shaft recommenced and by 1922 the two 21ft diameter shafts were complete. Mining on the Tophard seam began in 1927.
    The headstocks of the colliery are regarded as the tallest in Europe and the third tallest in the world. They are Grade 2 Listed structures and can be seen all over the district. They are expensive to keep in good repair and there have been a number of appeals, as yet to no avail, to demolish them.

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