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Monument record MDR4686 - Approximate site of 14th century coal mining, Morley Park

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'In the year 1363 (a) ... nothing had been received from the issues of the coal mine in Morley Park during the past year, …'. The coalmines at Morley Park are mentioned in 1372, and several times in the reign of Henry VI. An early allusion to the mine was made in 1322. (1-2) There are many old workings in Morley Park but it is impossible to identify the 14th century ones. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: 1907. V.C.H.Derby, Vol. 2. 350-351.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Duchy of Lanc. Mins. Accts. (35-6 Edw. III), bdle. 402, No. 6446..
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 22-SEP-66.



Grid reference Centred SK 379 489 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1319

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Record last edited

Jun 16 2015 4:06PM

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