Monkwood Colliery. A wood-yard marks the site of a 19th century colliery at Furnace Lane, Barlow, presumably belonging to Sheepbridge Coal & Iron. No remains of the building. The colliery was linked to the main Sheepbridge works by a branch of the Company's private railway (SMR1214). (1)
Monkwood Colliery, and a tramway link to the adjacent Barlow Lees Quarry, are shown on 1st ed OS 25". On 2nd ed. OS 25" Monkwood Colliery and Barlow Lees are shown as 'Disused', and replaced by adjacent Crowhole Colliery and Monkwood New Colliery. All collieries are shown as 'Disused' on 3rd ed OS 25". Monkwood Cottages, shown on 1st ed. OS 25" and apparently associated with Monkwood Colliery, still survive. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 2000. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. Part V. North East Derbyshire. p 27.
Personal Observation: Brown, J. Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc..
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Centred SK 34817 75683 (961m by 673m)
BARLOW, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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