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Monument record MDR7994 - Bretby Colliery No. 1 (site of), Ashby Road East, Bretby

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SK 2853 2210) Bretby Colliery No. 1 (named on the OS map of 1884), adjacent to and with sidings from the Bretby Colliery Branch Railway (SMR 26896). (1) The colliery is not depicted on the map of 1924, by which time the site is occupied by Saw Mills (named on map), still with sidings to the Bretby Colliery Branch. (2) Saw mill buildings shown but not named on the OS map of 1982. (3) The site is still in use [in 1994] as saw mill/timber yard. (4) A residual building of the former Bretby Colliery No. 1 still survives on the site. It is a two-storey brick building with ornate courses inset and with a slate roof. Now in light industrial use. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: OS. 1884. Sheet Derbys LVII SW/Staffs XLI SW. 1:10560.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1924. Sheet Derbys LVII SW/Staffs XLI SW. 1924. 1:10560.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1982. OS 1:10 000 1982. 1:10 000.
  • <4> Index: Malone, S (RCHME). 1994. National Forest Project Index: UID 924111.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2002. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VI: South Derbyshire. p 2.



Grid reference Centred SK 28540 22109 (136m by 167m)

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Record last edited

Jul 25 2017 4:23PM

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