Monument record MDR515 - Disused colliery air-shaft tower, Bings Road, Whaley Bridge
Type and Period (3)
- VENTILATION SHAFT (Georgian to Victorian - 1830 AD to 1870 AD)
- COLLIERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- ENGINE HOUSE ? (Victorian - 1850 AD to 1900 AD)
A square gritstone buildings on Bings Road, Whaley Bridge, is a coal mine air shaft of 19th century date. It represents the only visible remains of the colliery. (1) A mid 19th century red sandstone tower, with an unusual triangular-shaped coping to the parapet. The window openings were inserted when it was later used as a storage premises. (2) A short way up the steep Bings Road are the often overlooked, exceptionally well-preserved remains of a Cornish Engine House connected to the Waterloo Colliery. The tall building is part of a private residence alongside which is the aptly named Winch Cottage. The shaft, said to be 400ft deep, is capped and the area is used as a private car park. The building behind the engine house could be the boiler house. (3)
- <1> SDR18918 Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 11.1, with photos.
- <2> SDR4751 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 31.
- <3> SDR21271 Article in serial: 2002. 'Peak District mines - observations and discoveries - Part 1', Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd Newsletter. No. 101, p 5.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 012 811 (9m by 9m) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||WHALEY BRIDGE, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jan 30 2017 12:01PM