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Monument record MDR5910 - Fortyhorse Pit (site of), Ripley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Former Type) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Fortyhorse Pit was sunk by the Butterley Company in the 1840s to work the Deep Soft and Deep Hard Coals and the Brown and Black Rake Ironstones. It was closed in 1892. (1) It is depicted with tramways, engine house and saw pit on the 1st ed. OS map of the 1880s, but as 'disused' on the OS map of 1900. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Heanor & District Local History Society. 1993. A History of Mining in the Heanor Area. p 28, p 32.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XL.11.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XL.11, 1900.



Grid reference Centred SK 4153 5072 (235m by 353m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4817

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Record last edited

Feb 7 2019 11:31AM

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