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Pentrich Coal Colliery (United Kingdom)


There was an atmospheric engine at Pentrich Colliery, Derbyshire, based on a design by Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729). Newcomen designed an atmospheric or 'steam' engine in 1712. It was safer and more effective than the earlier Savery engine and was widely used to drain water out of mines. This drawing shows an engine, built by the engine-wright Francis Thompson (1741-1809), at the Oakerthorpe Colliery in Derbyshire which had a working life of 127 years. In 1841 it was re-erected at Pentrich Colliery, near Ripley, where it worked until 1918.

Photos of Pentrich Coal Colliery

Pentrich Atmospheric Engine - Science Museum
Pentrich Atmospheric Engine - Science Museum (24 photos)
Last updated March 7th 2011 by ICLOK
Historic Photographs Of Pentrich Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Pentrich Colliery (6 photos)
Last updated May 5th 2009 by spitfire
Photographs Of Pentrich Colliery
Photographs Of Pentrich Colliery (5 photos)
Last updated May 14th 2008 by ICLOK

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Major Mining Region

Pentrich Coal Colliery belongs to the Derbyshire region.

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