Coal Mining in East Leeds

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Postby The Parksider » Fri 18 Dec, 2015 11:33 am

uncle mick wroteColon
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chameleon wroteColonI found this, not much but more than we have so I'll add it

Worth digging this up again for the picture in question that won't reproduce here it's of the Foundry Mill and at page 22......

Credit the mighty Chameleon....

This one Parksider ?


Genius as usual Uncle Mick!
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Postby northernboy » Wed 17 May, 2017 3:52 pm

[quote="The Parksider"]warringtonrhino wrote: Water wheels and corn mills, I have the script of the talk given by E KIlburn Scott, in 1933 'Old water-wheel at Seacroft Leeds'. I have a map which I was commisioned to produce, (but not paid) of the Manston Collieries 1866 -Beston Park Bed it covers the area from Killingbeck Lodge to Ellen pit in Garforth

Apologies for jumping in on this, I'm new to the board.

However, I'm desperately trying to track down any information about Ellen Pit, the dates it was in operation and any plans or maps showing its operation. Can anyone help?
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Re: Coal Mining in East Leeds

Postby warringtonrhino » Thu 18 May, 2017 10:06 am

I did a map which is a compilation of various old colliery plans
Ellen Pit is in the bottom right hand corner
Please don't copy or distribute this drawing without permission.
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Re: Coal Mining in East Leeds

Postby Brunel » Thu 18 May, 2017 11:11 am

Great map, you have to download it,and look at it full size.

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Re: Coal Mining in East Leeds

Postby northernboy » Fri 19 May, 2017 12:09 pm

Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing that map. I've been trying to find our if Ellen Pit was it's own colliery or whether it's part of Brown Moor and that map has answered that question!

I'm the archaeologist who's been running the field excavations at Thorpe Park and we excavated Ellen Pit; several more buildings were unearthed than shown on this map and I'm wondering if they're later additions (later than the 1866 map).

I've been given permission to share some of our data and was wondering if you'd be interested? However, would be possible to converse via email as the information can't enter the public domain just yet. I'm trying to track down documentary evidence of Ellen Pit, but I'm guessing because I now know that it's part of Brown Moor that there may not actually be much information?

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