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Monument record MDR6972 - Old coal pit, Darklands Lane, Swadlincote

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

An 'old pit' is shown at this approximate site on a map of 1856. (1) The OS map of 1836 names 'Swadlincote Old Collieries' to the east of Swadlincote at this approximate location, with three ?shafts shown on the plan as small open circles. One of these may well relate to the 1856 pit. (2) A small hachured depression (not named) is shown at SK 29351983 and possibly corresponds to this site. (3,4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1856. The Township of Swadlincote in the parish of Church Gresley. 1inch : 2 chains.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1836. One Inch First Edition map, sheet 71 first issued 1836, later revisions (David and Charles reprint sheet 35). 1inch : 1mile.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1888. OS County Series 1:10560, sheet: Derbyshire LX NW, surveyed 1881-1882, published 1888. 1:10560.
  • <4> Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Survey: 921524. 921524. p211-2.



Grid reference Centred SK 293 198 (56m by 69m) (Multiple Centre Site)

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Record last edited

May 20 2014 4:58PM

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