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Fentons Old Pit Coal Mine (mine)
Posted: 05/08/2017 20:57:43
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Hi All,
I am researching Fenton Collieries in Bagthorpe, Notts and I would be grateful for any information However small,
regards Brian Hankin
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Fentons Old Pit Coal Mine (mine)
Posted: 05/08/2017 22:08:28
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A Google search turns up a few images plus a rather expensive book.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mining-East-Midlands-1550-1947-Griffin/dp/071462585X
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Posted: 06/08/2017 12:34:49
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I have the book.
It mentions Kirkby Fenton's colliery in respect to some incidents. An explosion in c1840 and a head injury to a boy driving a haulage road(?). It also mentions boy's workings hours were 6am to 8pm in 1841.

The location of Fenton's Old Engine Pit is in the database on this site, but no information.

I have an unnamed colliery nearer to Bagthorpe that is possibly the site of the later Fenton's Colliery. Approx NGR of SK474517.

Both these collieries along with others in the Baghtorpe area were likely linked to Cromford Canal (near Brinsley Hall) by an old tramroad.



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Posted: 06/08/2017 14:14:17
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LeeW wrote:

I have the book.
It mentions Kirkby Fenton's colliery in respect to some incidents. An explosion in c1840 and a head injury to a boy driving a haulage road(?). It also mentions boy's workings hours were 6am to 8pm in 1841.

The location of Fenton's Old Engine Pit is in the database on this site, but no information.

I have an unnamed colliery nearer to Bagthorpe that is possibly the site of the later Fenton's Colliery. Approx NGR of SK474517.

Both these collieries along with others in the Baghtorpe area were likely linked to Cromford Canal (near Brinsley Hall) by an old tramroad.



The 1840 / 1841 dates look interesting, might they relate to evidence / testimony taken by the Royal Commission which led to the Mines Act of 1842? Might be an interesting avenue to explore.
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Posted: 06/08/2017 14:22:25
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Yes, all the references are in respect to the Children's Employment Sub-commissioner

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Posted: 06/08/2017 17:52:51
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Many thanks for the replies chaps, I have purchased a used copy of the book and await delivery, looking forward to reading it.
Regards Brian
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