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Author Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
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Posted: 25/05/2017 12:44:22
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Hello All,
Dose anyone know where this arch is actually located in Tipton?
I wouldn't mind going to visit it, i had a quick look round upper church lane but couldn't locate it. any help would be great

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Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
Posted: 25/05/2017 15:39:30
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First thoughts are which "Tipton", second thought is it's not a coal mine, or a mine the Coal Authority is responsible for.

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Posted: 25/05/2017 16:58:04
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Hello again,

Its Tipton "black country"
I was just guessing is was coal as i had a OS map from the 1800s with it on saying "old shafts"

Sorry for the confusing question, i'm new too all of this i bet you must think i don't know what i'm on about.
You would be right....TongueTongue

Thanks for your help too.
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Posted: 25/05/2017 17:21:28
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Everyone has to start somewhere, keep at it.Smile

Only other info the image appears to convey is that the right hand retaining wall may have been re-pointed.

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Posted: 25/05/2017 21:00:13
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Thanks for all your replies you have been very helpful. Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin IP: 217.42.79.140
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Posted: 25/05/2017 21:20:31
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A couple of questions arise;

What scale is the entrance?

What is the arching made from?

Without a clear idea of how large the hole is it does look a bit like a haulage portal/railway tunnel and the arching looks a little like concrete so if that's the case it may be quite recent.

Or I could be talking drivel!

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Posted: 25/05/2017 21:27:44
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Ive not been there myself yet, still trying to find the place and i basically live in Tipton. I know that there was a mine in upper church lane Tipton, but been all round there and looking at OS maps from the 1800s those shafts have been filled in. All i know is this photo was taken in 2008 so there must be something resembling this around still
Would like to find it and investigate it for myself.

Thanks for your reply.

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Posted: 25/05/2017 21:56:10
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If you transfer the top of the arch, (underside) across to the left hand retaining wall and count the brick+joints to ground level it works out at around 6 feet.
The width looks a little more.
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Posted: 25/05/2017 21:57:55
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Hi all, I took this photo many years ago. The portal is bricked up a few yards in, and as it is a coal mine, i would not rate the air quality!!
It is not a simple walk-too entrance, in fact its far from it.

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Posted: 25/05/2017 22:04:24
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Barney wrote:

The portal is bricked up a few yards in


I adjusted the exposure and noticed the (ladders?) leaning on the left hand wall and the end wall between our posts.Big Grin
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Posted: 25/05/2017 22:16:20
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Aha, no way be trying to enter anyway.
Where abouts is this in Tipton?
Had a little look around but couldn't find it.
Any information would be great.
Just be nice to look at the portal myself maybe get a photo.
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Posted: 25/05/2017 22:23:11
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PM,ed

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Posted: 26/05/2017 11:44:26
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It is more likely to be an old lime kiln ? There are some similar at the Black Country Museum by the canal tunnel entrance

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Posted: 05/01/2018 18:39:20
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Hi,
I think photo shows one of the 'Lapal' canal tunnel portals, tunnel collapsed and was abandoned some time ago.
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Posted: 05/01/2018 23:20:34
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It's the main adit to Tipton coal mine IP: 86.191.156.119
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Posted: 06/01/2018 00:06:17
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Limestone mine, no coal mines in Tipton from an adit. Its probably a portal on Kates Hill or Wrens Nest

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Posted: 06/01/2018 18:20:07
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Hi all,

I believe this is clearly visible on the Dudley Canal Trust boat trip and is located in Shirts Mill basin castle hill. The name escapes me but you have Flooded mine (limestone) portal on the opposite side of the basin.There is no access and nothing to see as filled in long ago.Hope this helps.
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Posted: 06/01/2018 19:29:13
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=shirts+mill+basin+dudley&biw=1352&bih=635&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=7yEoYMcYfz1-ZM%253A%252CrJ8sDTNm_LhOTM%252C_&usg=__NhIpZjum_ez7Ha63G0mgKcQ6BCo%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcnIeeiMTYAhUnKMAKHTj4Bg8Q9QEIOjAD#imgrc=GbAZ1iBFlGK1QM: IP: 78.145.219.11
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Posted: 06/01/2018 20:10:24
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http://dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/trip/2-hour-through-tunnel-trip/

Tipton Mine.
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Posted: 06/01/2018 22:44:27
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trebor wrote:

http://dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/trip/2-hour-through-tunnel-trip/

Tipton Mine.


If you select "Guide Map" it shows two mines off the shirts mill basin, one of which is annotated as Tipton mine. Are we all talking about the same mine?
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