ST6259 : 2009 : Station Road, Clutton

taken 9 years ago, near to Clutton, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

2009 : Station Road, Clutton
2009 : Station Road, Clutton
The station and the line have long been closed.
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Coal has been worked in North Somerset and the Bristol region for many centuries, and was possibly even being mined in the region during Roman times.

Locally, mining was being carried out in Pensford and Stratton-on-the-Fosse by the end of the 17th century. In 1763 a deep coal seam was discovered in Radstock, and soon many other shafts were sunk in the surrounding villages. Pits in Radstock and Clandown had reached depths of over 1000 feet by the early 19th century.

Demand for coal was at its peak during the early decades of the 20th century, but gradually demand fell for coal and the mines in the region closed one by one.
Clutton had three pits in the vicinity – Burchells (sometimes spelt Burchills or Birchill's) Fry’s Bottom, and Greyfield. They belonged to the Earl of Warwick’s estate, which owned all the land in the parish of Clutton.

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Date Taken
Friday, 13 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 February, 2009
Category
Village > Village   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 626 591 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.8179N 2:32.2912W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 625 592
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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