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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Eastwood No 1 & 2 Pit Coal Mine

Eastwood No 1 & 2 Pit (Eastwood Colliery) Coal Mine (United Kingdom)


Eastwood Colliery
Eastwood Colliery was situated on a narrow plot of land sandwiched between the Nottingham Canal and the Erewash Canal just above the Erewash Canal's Eastwood Lock. It was originally owned by Doctor Manson but was taken over by Barber Walker and Company. It was served by a branch line from the Great Northern Railway departing the main line close to Newthorpe and Greasley railway station. The colliery was also served by a branch line of the Midland Railway's Erewash Valley line departing the main line at Shipley Gate. Some of the ebankments of the two branches are still in existence. The bridge abutments for the Midland Railway's wooden bridge which once stood directly below the Eastwood Lock can still be seen. The colliery was therefore, well served with transport options with the choice of two canals and two railways to export their coal. The Great Northern Railway branch crossed the Nottingham Canal using a swing bridge. The railway swing bridge no longer exists but the pedestrian bridge built next to it is still in use. Excessive water underground brought about the mine's closure in about 1884. The Colliery consisted of four pits along the strip of ground operated.

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Last updated May 30th 2010 by ICLOK
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Last updated May 30th 2010 by ICLOK

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Eastwood No 1 & 2 Pit Coal Mine belongs to the Nottinghamshire region.

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