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)
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1993. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazeteer of Sites Part III: Borough of Amber Valley. p 21.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Unpublished document: Instone, E. 1995. Butterley Industrial Landscape (Derby .2), 16th August 1995.
Find a placename, postcode or grid reference
The map is limited to 3000 records per layer so not all records are being displayed for this area. Zoom in to see more.
Centred SK 434 523 (565m by 420m) (Multiple Site Centre)
SOMERCOTES, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (0)
External Links (0)
Record last edited
Jan 4 2018 2:58PM
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.