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Monument record MDR6965 - Bretby Colliery (site of), Park Road, Stanton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1780 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Newhall Park Colliery appears on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. The complex is adjacent to and with short railway/tramway (not named) to the Bretby Branch Railway. (1) The colliery is named as Bretby Colliery on the 2nd edition 25" OS map of c. 1900. The rail connection is still extant. (2) The 3rd edition 25" OS map of the early 20th century shows the addition of a tramway connecting the pithead to the slag heap. (3) The colliery is not depicted on the 1:10000 OS maps of 1976 and 1982. The pithead is occupied by works and depot, with refuse slag heap (not named) behind. (4-5) Buildings in use for light industry. Slag heap no longer evident [1994]. (6) A shaft was first sunk on this site c. 1790. (8-10)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1976. 1:10 000.
  • <5> Map: OS. 1982. OS 1:10 000 1982. 1:10 000.
  • <6> Index: RCHME Malone, S and Williams, A. 1994-5. New National Forest Survey: 921518. 921518. p. 199.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Spavold, J.. 1981. Pits, Pots and People. pp. 19-20.
  • <9> Article in serial: Griffin, C. P.. 1978. Technological Change in the Leicester and South Derbyshire Coalfield before 1850. Volume 3, No, 1.
  • <10> Article in serial: Griffin, C. P.. 1981. Colliery Owners and Trade Unionism: The Case of South Derbyshire in the mid 19th Century. Volume 6. pp. 110-2.



Grid reference Centred SK 2723 2007 (434m by 351m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

May 20 2014 4:57PM

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