SD8424 : Grime Bridge No. 3 Drift (Griff's Rough) ruins

taken 12 years ago, near to Water, Lancashire, Great Britain

Grime Bridge No. 3 Drift (Griff's Rough) ruins
Grime Bridge No. 3 Drift (Griff's Rough) ruins
The concrete ruins are the surface ruins of Grime Bridge No. 3 drift (drift in mining terminology is a horizontal passage following a mineral vein, but in this case it would have been a slope leading down to the coal seam which was just a little way under the surface). The No. 3 drift operated from 1954 to 1962 (when the whole colliery closed). It was nicknamed Griff's Rough (after the land owner, Griff). It was sunk to work the Lower Mountain Mine on the west side of the Bacup fault. The No. 1 pit (whose ruined wall can be seen in the foreground) was situated on the east side of the fault. The coal was hauled to the No. 1 pit by a chain road.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 November, 2010
Colliery (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 846 249 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.2168N 2:14.0180W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 850 250
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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