SK3313 : Oakthorpe Colliery shafts

taken 8 years ago, near to Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Oakthorpe Colliery shafts
Oakthorpe Colliery shafts
Looking north-east across a small clearing to Willesley Wood. Here there are two concrete mine shaft markers (the second is just visible in the long grass further back to the left), built when the shafts were capped in 1991. They have metal plaques registering 'Oakthorpe No 1' and 'Oakthorpe No 2' and capping reference numbers. The deep mining here closed in 1885, later giving way to open cast sites in the area.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
Category
Colliery (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 331 139 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.3151N 1:30.6115W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 331 138
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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