AditNow... the site for mine explorers and mining historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
AditNow Mine Exploration
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'



Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'



Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Alderwasley Coal Colliery

Alderwasley Coal Colliery (United Kingdom)


The mine worked an unnamed coal & ganister / fireclay seam situated between the Ashover Grit & Chatsworth Grit. The mine supplied coal via a tramway to the Meerbrook Lead Smelter by the River Derwent. It also supplied the pipe works below the colliery site. The colliery closed c1905

--

Alderwasley Coal Mine Derbyshire

Worked By Messes. B. Wharton and Co.

1905....

It was while searching through old records and maps that Wirksworth Mines Research Group noted a shaft in the Alderwasley area. Further investigation revealed that the shaft was part of a coal-ganister-fireclay mine that fed a brick works in the near locality.

The mine, abandoned since the turn of the century, consisted of an adit now collapsed at its entrance and the two shafts. The first shaft, some one metre's in diameter and 20 metre's deep, fell directly into the adit some 100 metre's from the entrance. The second shaft, 800 metre's from the adit entrance, was totally filled in the 1940's and only a small surface depression reveals it's existence....by Paul Barsby

Photos of Alderwasley Coal Colliery

Historic Photographs Of Alderwasley
Historic Photographs Of Alderwasley (3 photos)
Last updated July 23rd 2016 by SimonRL
Photographs Of Alderwasley
Photographs Of Alderwasley (2 photos)
Last updated November 17th 2012 by LeeW

Google Earth Map of Alderwasley Coal Colliery

To view the location details and the Google Map please sign in or register an account.


Documents for Alderwasley Coal Colliery

Sorry, there are no documents currently available. If you have any documents you can share please click the 'Upload a Document' tab.

Major Mining Region

Alderwasley Coal Colliery belongs to the Derbyshire region.

Wisdom Miners Lamp Sale Starless River - Caving Store Moore Books: Specialist BooksI.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2019 AditNow.co.uk
Back to Top