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Report - Clipstone Colliery, Clipstone, October 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Wakey lad, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Wakey lad

    Wakey lad 28DL Full Member
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    Clipstone Colliery was opened in 1922 by the Bolsover Colliery Company. It was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophardâ€￾, as it is known locally.

    In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to over 1000 yards (920 m) to exploit other seams. The colliery was closed by British Coal as the National Coal Board had become, in 1993 and reopened by RJB Mining (now UK Coal) in April 1994, the licence to dig for coal being limited to the Yard seam which is located at a depth of 957 yards (870 m).

    The colliery was finally closed in April 2003. The headstocks of the colliery are regarded as the tallest in Europe and the third tallest in the world. They are Grade II 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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    Thanks for looking​
     

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