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Report - Denaby Main Colliery Bath House - Denaby Main - August 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by jazzywheelz, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. jazzywheelz

    jazzywheelz Boring Bearded Bastard
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    Denaby Main Colliery Bath House

    Visited alone.

    To be honest I wasn't sure whether to post this one or not. It may be just a little too far gone for even the most hardened derp-lovers. To be fair, the building itself is quite interesting when put in context as part of South Yorkshires mining history and architecturally I think it has a certain charm.

    Anyway, enough bullshit. Here's a very brief history of Denaby Main Colliery, courtesy of our learned friends at Wikipedia...

    The main colliery site was situated on a strip of land between the River Don and the Doncaster to Sheffield railway line. After the pit closed, the site was completely flattened and is now home to the Dearne Valley Leisure Centre. The Colliery Bath House (being on the opposite side of the railway line) is the only colliery building remaining.


    Inside, the only clues as to the buildings purpose are the tiled walls in many of the rooms. These wash rooms are found throughout the building. Unfortunately the whole place is completely stripped so there are no shower heads, taps, or plumbing of any kind.





    One thing found in abundance though is graffiti. I do prefer my derps in their natural undecorated state, but if you appreciate a good 'piece' then the top floor of this place is something of a gallery. There are four large rooms with open roofs, each one adorned with some fairly impressive work.



    Speaking of graffiti, this particular political piece made me smile. Denaby pit had already been closed for more than 10 years when Thatcher came to power...


    Well, that's about your lot. Like I say it's very trashed, but it wasted an hour or so on a Saturday morning. If Admin decide the site has no merit, I'll completely understand if it gets moved to the pit. That being said, here's the obligatory window shot to sweeten the pot...


    Ta very much :)​

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