Monument record MDR5190 - Gosforth Colliery and tramway, Dronfield
Type and Period (6)
- ENGINE HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- MINE SHAFT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- MINE BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- Coal Mine (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- TRAMWAY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
SK 343784 Gosforth Lane, Colliery. 19th Century colliery now gone beneath housing development. It had (in 1970) a winding engine house (6m*4m(20.5ft*15.5ft)), built of brick on stone footings. The upper section had been removed and a flat concrete roof made. The circular shaft, 1.75(5ft3ins) diameter, in front was infilled. North of the shaft were remains of an oblong stone building and of beehive kilns. The colliery worked the Silkstone Seam. (1) There is no evidence on the ground for the colliery (2) In 1879 the colliery was owned by the Dronfield Silkstone Coal Co, in 1900 it was still in use and owned by the Sheard family. Gosforth colliery and tramway shown on OS map (4)
- <1> SDR11647 Index: Hay, T (NDAT). 1970. North Derbyshire Archaeological Index: 0779. 0779.
- <2> SDR19227 Verbal communication: Anon. Personal communication. P. Staunton: 20.6.1994.
- <3> SDR19111 Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Gosforth Lane colliery.
- <4> SDR18790 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Derbyshire XVIII.1 / XVII.4.
|Grid reference||SK 34164 78525 (point)|
|Civil Parish||DRONFIELD, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
May 7 2015 4:15PM