Monument record MDR14156 - Thatch Marsh Colliery, Axe Edge Moor, Hartington Upper Quarter

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Thatch Marsh Colliery is situated on Axe Edge Moor on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of circa 1880. (1) Modern maps show earthworks are still extant in the area. (2) From at least 1690 coal was available from a small coalfield to the west of Buxton. The principle pits at this early date were at Thatch Marsh and Goyt's Moss which produced coal from the Ringinglow and Yard seams respectively. Nether was of high quality and the latter was particularly poor being very shaley; at nearby Whaley Bridge is was locally termed 'kiln coal', being used mostly as fuel for lime kilns and similar industrial structures. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series. accessed 25/02/2014.
  • <3> Article in serial: Leach, J. 1995. 'Burning lime in Derbyshire pye kilns', Industrial Archaeology Review.



Grid reference Centred SK 0270 7067 (57m by 91m)

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Record last edited

Jul 10 2015 2:40PM

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