SK3916 : Coleorton Wood

near to Coleorton, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Coleorton Wood
Coleorton Wood
A new plantation, as part of the greater National Forest. The site was formerly Coleorton Pit, or colliery, but long since closed, perhaps by the First World War. Two primitive shafts were sunk, and gained the local nicknames of 'Bug' and 'Wink'. In fields alongside this new reserve can still be seen the remains of spoilheaps that were well grassed over even by the 1950's. The access lane, running west off The Moor, was formerly and naturally just Pit Lane, but had an extra 'T' added by the 1950's to make it look as if it were a latent tribute to the famous prime-minister, William Pitt.
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2006
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Robert Haywood   (find more nearby)
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Geograph (Second Visitor for SK3916)
Date Taken
March 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 April, 2008
Category
Nature trail   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 398 164 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.6634N 1:24.6504W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 399 164
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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