Coal Mines in Leeds

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Postby history » Mon 22 Nov, 2010 11:12 am

The Parksider wrote:
history wrote:
I am trying to find any information out regard a pit what was called cud hill pit, moortop, it belonged to farnley iron company in leeds...the pit was up the A58 (whitehall road )and was near the woodcock


It was next to Cud Hill farm, and today the site is an industrial company. The pit was sunk probably around the turn of the century with a main shaft and ventilation shaft, and it mined both ironstone and Coal so I asume it was a farnley Ironworks job. It was worked out probably around 1930 and probably around the 80's the spoil heaps may have been taken for M621 embankment - this being a wild guess!!!!

That's my best potted history, sorry no more detail!


Thankyou for that, have you ever spoke to anyone who remembers it,
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Postby jim » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 1:57 pm

I am trying to positively identify the site of "Lower Collieries", Drighlington, extant c1800. I have searched the maps available to me, but most coal sites in the area do not have names attributed to them.

Can anyone help?
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Postby geoffb » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 5:01 pm

Hi Jim

When the old gas offices at New Lane Drig, were being demolished in the early 1970s there were some records of coal deliveries from the coal wharf on Aldwalton Lane. We made some inquiries out of interest at the time and found some evidence of a pit adjacent to the coal wharf, pity we cant access those records now. I presumed at the time it was delivered by either rail or horse and cart to the gas works. If my memory serves me well I think Aldwalton Lane is now Bradford Road
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Postby chemimike » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 5:36 pm

The 1893 map shows that the coal wharf was just north of Adwalton lane at the end of a tramway from Waterloose pit . there seem to have been a number of collieries there over the years.

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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Wed 21 Mar, 2012 7:36 pm

39 years ago today since the Lofthouse Pit disaster. No chance of another mining disaster around Leeds now.
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Postby book » Wed 21 Mar, 2012 8:35 pm

Loiner in Cyprus wrote:
39 years ago today since the Lofthouse Pit disaster. No chance of another mining disaster around Leeds now.


Yep, I walked over the site a few days ago, it's a nature reserve and golf course now.
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Postby somme1916 » Wed 21 Mar, 2012 11:51 pm

book wrote:
Loiner in Cyprus wrote:
39 years ago today since the Lofthouse Pit disaster. No chance of another mining disaster around Leeds now.


Yep, I walked over the site a few days ago, it's a nature reserve and golf course now.

Lest we forget those boys who fought(and died) for the "black stuff".....
        
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Postby SteamKaos » Fri 26 Oct, 2012 3:15 pm

Just visited the Miners Memorial in Allerton Bywater. Very well done. Very moving. List of all those who died at Allerton Bywater pit listed (including my Great Uncle).

In the middle of all those new houses - maybe it keeps the history of the place alive.    

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Postby jim » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 2:39 pm

I can't find a SL reference to an interesting (to me!) set of local mining assessment maps I found on the net, so I will give them a mention. Apologies if I am repeating any earlier post that I haven't come across.

Google "leeds coal authority" and you will find a link to pdfs for three Leeds/West Yorks area maps:-

1) Plan of coal mining risk.

2) Specific coal mining legacy.

3) Surface coal resources.

Lots of fascinating info. to be gleaned, though I did find the time waiting for different scales to load to be annoying!
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Postby Brunel » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 4:03 pm

"leeds coal authority"

Fascinating stuff...thanks Jim.

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