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Monument record MDR5922 - Former Coal Pits, Nottingham Lane, Riddings

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Unknown - 1820 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

On either side of Nottingham Lane are the sites of several small coal pits worked by James Oakes & Co., from the 1820s onwards. They are linked by tramways to Riddings Ironworks. Close examination of the woodland will reveal many well marked spoil heaps and a number of capped mineshafts. (1) The 1st ed. 25" OS map indicates the presence of old ironstone shafts and a 'Brick Field'. (2) Tree covered spoil heaps with archaeological remains of the associated pitheads at Pye Bridge linked by Tramway to Alfreton Ironworks, of which a large group of buildings survive. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1993. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazeteer of Sites Part III: Borough of Amber Valley. p 21.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Instone, E. 1995. Butterley Industrial Landscape (Derby .2), 16th August 1995.



Grid reference Centred SK 434 523 (565m by 420m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Jan 4 2018 2:58PM

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