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Report - East Holywell / Fenwick Pit - Northumbria - July 13

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dbwrc, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. dbwrc

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    Originally named East Holywell Colliery, the pit opened in 1872 utilising one shaft (later renamed the 'Old Shaft') sunk to a depth of 569ft to the Low Main seam, until 2 years later when the Fenwick Pit shaft was sunk 10 yards to the south.

    The 'Old Shaft' closed in 1930 during disputes, allowing the Fenwick Pit to be used as both an up and downcast shaft.

    The colliery eventually closed in 1973 after exhausting the Main Coal, Top Busty,
    Bensham, Beaumont and Yard seams.

    (stolen from a previous report) ^^ :)


    The entrance
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    Capped Shaft
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    Outbuildings
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    Warehouses
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    The winding house - Had to do a bit of climbing to get in here.

    Basement
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    Upstairs
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    Not much left to see here but its nice to see some of the mining buildings have survived. I bumped into a local dog walker on the way back to the van who said the site is for sale and property developers have been looking around so these might not be here much longer.
     

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