Middleton Park Shaft Mounds
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County Council (Unitary)
SE303303 (430337, 429042)
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The earthworks and buried remains of colliery workings, including shaft mounds and waggonways, in Middleton Park. The area was mined for coal from at least the 18th century. The mining remains are concentrated around two broad paths, which are believed to overlie the 18th century waggonways associated with the colliery. The remains include a large number of shaft mounds and spoil heaps. Some shafts have collapsed and are visible as large depressions of approximately 1 metre depth; others retain thier characteristic shape, with a collar of spoil surrounding a central depression. In addition, documentary evidence also indicates that the remains of medieval monastic coal workings will be preserved as buried features beneath the 18th century mining operations. Scheduled.
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