SK4244 : Bell Lane

taken 13 years ago, near to Mapperley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Bell Lane
Bell Lane
The name of the bridle path between Smalley and the former Shipley Estate is derived from the bell pits where miners dug coal for the Abbot of Chester before Henry VII came on the scene. Coal mining on a larger more commercial scale continued until the latter part of the 20th century and it is only recently that plans for opencasting in the area have been thwarted. (Update May 2006 - I may be a little premature in that as there is a Public Enquiry ongoing at the moment.)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 7 October, 2005
Bridleway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 424 442 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.6182N 1:22.1589W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 421 442
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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