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Structure Name: Ford Moss Colliery: Remains

Description:
 
Of the buildings at Ford Moss Colliery, only the chimney survives, although the floors of a row of miners' cottages are still visible, as are infilled shafts.
 

Extant: Unknown by SINE Project

Legal Status: Scheduled Ancient Monument

Location: Ford, NORTHUMBERLAND

Eastings: 396500m (view map)

Northings: 637500m (view map)

Position Accuracy: 100m

Positional Confidence: Absolute Certainty

Structure Types Identified: COLLIERY, SHAFT, WORKERS COTTAGE

Historical Background
 
'Ford Moss Colliery was worked from (at least) the late seventeenth century, up to the early twentieth century. The mines were quite shallow, but plagued with water problems, particularly because the several coal seams were quite strongly dipping, to the east. A ‘drift' (water drainage level) was begun in the late seventeenth century in an attempt to ameliorate this problem, but as it became necessary to work coals below the level of the drift, resort was made to wind-powered pumps, waterwheel-powered pumps, and later steam-powered pumps.'
[Stafford Linsley's annotation]
 

Notes:

  • Additional information about the structure type WORKERS COTTAGE is available.

References:

The information displayed in this page has been derived from authoritative sources, including any referenced above. Although substantial efforts were made to verify this information, the SINE project cannot guarantee its correctness or completeness.

 


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2002 SINE Project, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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