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Posted: 09/03/2013 22:53:46
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Hello

Is there a comprehensive list or gazetter anywhere of the remaining pit head gear and / or winding engines still left standing in the country?
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Posted: 09/03/2013 23:21:34
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There used to be a website on remaining headgear, the list from 2006 is on Shropshire Mines, but it is out of date (i.e. some of them have gone incl. Annesley, Welbeck, Williamthorpe, Ellington, Longannet, Riccall, Stillingfleet, Wistow. And they have missed of at least one (Swanwick Common Pit)

http://shropshiremines.org.uk/misc/other/min_head.htm

I have heard of a list of engine houses as well, but can not think whereabouts it is (it should of course be on NAMHO website)

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Posted: 10/03/2013 00:27:51
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LeeW wrote:

Annesley, Welbeck, Williamthorpe, Swanwick http://shropshiremines.org.uk/misc/other/min_head.htm



Not in Shropshire, one of my uncles was winderman at Swanwick - Derbyshire. Wink Wink

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Posted: 10/03/2013 01:05:31
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Ermmm,

The link is to the list of headgear which is out of date.
Swanwick Common Pit is a nice small mine with engine house and small headgear

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Posted: 10/03/2013 12:30:21
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Scotland
Barony Colliery - Preserved headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Barony-Coal-Mine/

Castlebridge Colliery - Derelict headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Castlebridge-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Frances Colliery - Preserved headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Frances-Coal-Mine/

Highhouse Colliery - Preserved headstocks and winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Highhouse-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Lady Victoria Colliery - Scottish mining museum, half derelict.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Lady-Victoria-Coal-Colliery/

Mary Colliery - Preserved concrete headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Mary-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Prestongrange Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Prestongrange-Industrial/

Stair Honestone Mine - Derelict headstocks and winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Quilkiestone/

Summerlee Heritage Park - Preserved headstocks from Farme Colliery.
55.867326,-4.030789


England
Astley Green Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Astley-Green-Coal-Mine/

Barbot Hall Pumping Station - Headstocks and pumping station.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Barbot-Hall-Pumping-Station-Shaft/

Barnsley Colliery - Preserved headstocks and winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Barnsley-Main-Coal-Mine/

Beamish Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Beamish-Coal-Colliery/

Bestwood Colliery - Preserved headstocks and winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Bestwood-Coal-Colliery/

Blists Hill Mine - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Blists-Hill-Mixed-Mine/

Botallack Tin Mine - Preserved headstocks and enginehouse.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Botallack-Mixed-Mine/

Boulby Potash Mine - Live mine with three set of headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Boulby-Potash-Mine-2/

Brinsley Colliery - Restored headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Brinsley-Coal-Colliery/

Calcutta Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Calcutta-Coal-Colliery/

Caphouse Colliery - English mining museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Caphouse-Coal-Mine/

Chatterly Whitfield Colliery - Derelict headstocks and ancillary buildings.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Chatterley-Whitfield-Coal-Mine/

Clipstone Colliery - Derelict headstocks and ancillary buildings. Demolition imminent.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Clipstone-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Concord Tin Mine - Derelict headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Wheal-Concord-Tin-Mine/

Condurrow Tin Mine - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Condurrow-Tin-Mine/

Daw Mill Colliery - Live colliery, closure imminent.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Daw-Mill-Coal-Mine/

Elsecar New Colliery - Preserved headstocks and converted engine house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Elsecar-Coal-Colliery/

Florence Iron Mine - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Florence-Iron-Mine/

Foxfield Colliery - Preserved headstocks and winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Foxfield-Coal-Mine/

Grange Colliery - Preserved headstocks in the middle of a nudist camp.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Grange-Coal-Mine/

Geevor Tin Mine - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Geevor-Tin-Mine/

Glory Fluorite Mine - Live mine.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Glory-Fluorite-Mine/

Grove Rake Fluorite Mine - Derelict headstocks and engine house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Groverake-Fluorite-Mine/

Haig Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Haig-Pit-Coal-Mine/

Harworth Colliery - Mothballed colliery.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Harworth-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Hatfield Colliery - Live colliery.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Hatfield-Main-Coal-Colliery/

Hemingfield Colliery - Preserved headstocks and converted winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Hemingfield-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Hollinbusk Gannister Mine - Preserved headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Hollin-Busk-Ganister-Mine/

Hopewell Colliery - Museum with replica headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Hopewell-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Kellingley Colliery - Live colliery.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Kellingley-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Levant Tin Mine - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Levant-Tin-Mine/

Long Rake Spar Mine - Headstocks and live buildings.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Long-Rake-Fluorite-Mine-2/

Magpie Lead Mine - Preserved headstocks and engine house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Magpie-Lead-Mine/

Maltby Colliery - Live colliery, plans to close this year.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Maltby-Main-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

North Dalton Pumping Station - Headstocks and pumping station.
54.82335,-1.365872

Nottingham Industrial Museum - Pinxton Green colliery horse gin.
52.947773,-1.211841

Overton Lead Mine - Derelict headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Overton-Lead-Mine/

Pleasley Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Pleasley-Coal-Mine/

Snailbeach Lead Mine - Preserved headstocks, engine house and other buildings.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Snailbeach-Lead-Mine/

Snibston Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Snibston-Coal-Mine/

South Crofty Tin Mine - Preserved headstocks, getting turned into a working mine.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/South-Crofty-Tin-Mine/

St. Hilda's Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/St-Hildas-Coal-Mine/

Swanwick Common Colliery - Preserved headstocks
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Lily-Pit-Coal-Mine-User-Album/

Tankerville Lead Mine - Replica headstocks and preserved engine house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Tankerville-Lead-Mine-User-Album/

Thoresby Colliery - Live colliery.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Thoresby-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Washington Colliery - Preserved headstocks and winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Washington-F-Pit-Coal-Mine/

Western Colliery - Preserved headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Western-Pit-Coal-Colliery/

Westfield Colliery - Preserved headstocks, workshops and boiler house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Westfield-Pumping-Pit-Coal-Mine/

Winsford Salt Mine - Live mine with three headstocks.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Winsford-Salt-Mine/

Woodhorn Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Woodhorn-Coal-Mine/


Ireland
Tara Zinc Mine - Live mine.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Tara-Zinc-Mine/


Wales
Bersham Colliery - Museum with headstocks and winding house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Bersham-Coal-Colliery/

Big Pit Colliery - Welsh mining museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Big-Pit-Coal-Mine/

*Bwlchglas Lead Mine - Underground headgear.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Bwlchglas-Lead-Mine/

Cefn Coed Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Cefn-Coed-Coal-Mine/

Dolaucothi Gold Mine - Museum with the headstocks and winder from Halkyn Lead-Zinc Mine.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Dolaucothi-Gold-Mine/

Elliot Colliery - Museum with headstock footbridge.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Elliott-Colliery-Coal-Mine/

Great Western Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Great-Western-Coal-Mine/

Kidwelly Industrial Museum - Preserved headstocks from Morlais Colliery.
51.748515,-4.28771

Lewis Methyr Colliery - Museum.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Rhondda-Heritage-Park/

Minera Lead Mine - Preserved headstocks and engine house.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Minera-Lead-Mine/

Parys Copper Mine - Live mine.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Parys-Mountain-Copper-Mine/

Penallta Colliery - Derelict headstocks and ancillary buildings.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Penallta-Coal-Mine/

Tower Colliery - Derelict headstocks and ancillary buildings.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Tower-Colliery-Coal-Colliery/[/b]

*Indicates underground headgear.
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Posted: 10/03/2013 12:44:49
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Here is one to think about.
There is a headgear at Barbot Hall Borehole (Rotherham). It used to be a very large diameter borehole, sunk to as a pumping station to pumping water from the working coal mines in that area.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Barbot-Hall-Pumping-Station-Shaft/

What would you class this as?
And can anyone think of anything else like it?


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Posted: 10/03/2013 14:09:45
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Plus there are headgear/winding engines associated with mines other than coal too.

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Posted: 10/03/2013 14:26:54
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oildrum wrote:

Plus there are headgear/winding engines associated with mines other than coal too.


They should be on the UK list in the original link above to the Shropshire Mines page



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Posted: 10/03/2013 14:36:06
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bersham in wrexham still got head gear and winding house ,soon to be turned into museum .work is being done as i type .. Smile IP: 92.25.189.21
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Posted: 10/03/2013 15:19:20
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steve turbo wrote:

bersham in wrexham still got head gear and winding house ,soon to be turned into museum .work is being done as i type .. Smile


That's good news Thumbs Up Smile
I was updating my visit log on my website yesterday for a North Wales trip we did in December (a bit late I know) and I was pleased to see quite a bit of information about the area on Wrexham councils' website which includes Bersham Colliery (http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/bersham_colliery.htm / http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/welsh/heritage/bersham_colliery.htm)

Do you know what is happening with the Brymbo site?

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Posted: 10/03/2013 16:02:25
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Not on the list yet is the tandem steel headgear at North Dalton pumping station which was for public water supply. Located in County Durham at NZ 408478.

Boulby Potash Mine at NZ 761180 at present has three headgears but only two shafts. A steel structure is under construction beside the drawing shaft to replace its concrete headgear later in the year.


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Posted: 10/03/2013 17:15:42
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Boulby Potash Mine at NZ 761180 at present has three headgears but only two shafts.
Erm, actually 3 shafts, if you include the one on the cliff. Sorry, need to get out of the Day Centre more often.
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Posted: 10/03/2013 17:18:50
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Boy Engineer wrote:

Boulby Potash Mine at NZ 761180 at present has three headgears but only two shafts.
Erm, actually 3 shafts, if you include the one on the cliff. Sorry, need to get out of the Day Centre more often.


The one from the Alum quarry?
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Posted: 10/03/2013 17:48:04
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LeeW wrote:

steve turbo wrote:

bersham in wrexham still got head gear and winding house ,soon to be turned into museum .work is being done as i type .. Smile


That's good news Thumbs Up Smile
I was updating my visit log on my website yesterday for a North Wales trip we did in December (a bit late I know) and I was pleased to see quite a bit of information about the area on Wrexham councils' website which includes Bersham Colliery (http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/bersham_colliery.htm / http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/welsh/heritage/bersham_colliery.htm)

Do you know what is happening with the Brymbo site?

Sorry about this being off topic

not heard any thing on brymbo lately but will find out ,and its the north wales mining association trust who are now doing work at bersham ....
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Posted: 10/03/2013 19:55:42
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There is also a gem at Overton mine...

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Overton-Lead-Mine/?gowhere=%2fmines%2f%3fpid%3d1%26ac%3dA%26ad%3d50

and I guess Calcutta would need to be on there

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Calcutta-Coal-Colliery/?gowhere=%2fmines%2f%3fpid%3d1%26ac%3dA%26ad%3d50

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Posted: 10/03/2013 20:16:21
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Groverake is missing from the list too, if we're making one. IP: 81.103.213.148
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Posted: 10/03/2013 20:27:07
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Lists...... Hmmmmm Might be nice.......

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Posted: 10/03/2013 20:28:50
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... and Long Rake

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Posted: 10/03/2013 20:42:17
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Yes indeed, Boulby mine has three shafts; the third one near the cliff takes the effluent down to the outfall adit. But the head of the shaft including the headgear is within a conventional looking building and is therefore hidden from view.

Whether you include that in a list of headgears depends on your criteria.

The shaft mentioned by RJV for Boulby Alum Quarry is still there but infilled and hidden for most of the past century.


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Posted: 10/03/2013 20:46:29
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If you want a decent list of all the headstocks that are still standing, then post this up with each location and I'll add it to the list:
The name of the mine or shaft;
Whether it's preserved, derelict, converted or a museum;
A brief description of the mine buildings around the headstocks;
A link to the mines aditnow page;
The Google map coordinates.

I'll update it properly tomorrow.
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