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Sutton Colliery, notts

Sutton colliery was situated in the village of stanton hill, notts.
Two small diameter shafts were originally sunk in 1874 to a depth of 183metres. In the period 1896 to 1902, the shafts were widened to 4.27metres diameter and sunk to below the low main seam at a depth of 425 metres. Both shafts were brick lined throughout except for 18 metres of tubbing at the Top hard horizon in the no1 (upcast) shaft. The no1 shaft then commened winding from the Deep Hard seam at a depth of 359metres with an insert at the Top hard level. At the same time no.2 shaft commenced winding from the low main seam.
The first coals were produced from the Top Hard and Dunsil seams which were worked until 1922 and 1916 respectively. The available resources of the Deep Hard and Low Main seams to the south west of the shafts were worked out by 1943, when the Pit finally closed in september 1989 the seams worked were the piper and Deep Hard.

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