Ordnance Survey maps indicate that Apperknowle Colliery was established after the late 1870s (1), but disused by 1898. Structures in existence at the end of the 19th century included a single shaft and an 'old kiln'. (2) The mine supplied coal via a tramway (SMR 14539) to the railway line and the coke ovens at Unstone Main Colliery (SMR14538) which had closed, probably due to water problems.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
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Centred SK 38076 78530 (189m by 220m)
UNSTONE, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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