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Monument Number 41959

Hob Uid: 41959
Location :
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SD5910007140
Summary : A brick and stone built portal and part of a brick lined culvert which drains water from a coal mine into Yellow Brook as it runs through Bottling Wood. The brick arched drainage adit was driven into a coal mine in 1653 by the mine owner, Sir Roger Brandshaigh, and was completed in 1670. The mine was subsequently extended and improved in the 19th century. The underground drainage system extends back towards the east for 936 metres to Parr Pit. Only the portal and 2 metres of the brick arched entrance to the drain, however, are included in the scheduling. The entrance is formed by two brick pillars supporting a large concrete slab, framing the brick archway of the drain where it exits into the Yellow Brook. The pillars stand 0.8 metres high from the bed of the stream and the slab measures 1.4 metres long by 0.2 metres deep and about 1 metre broad. The brick arch for the drain springs from a level floor 5 metres wide and stands 0.7 metres high. The north bank of the brook is revetted with rough stone walling for 1 metre on the west side of the entrance and 5 metres on the east side. A steel grille has been fitted across the entrance to prevent intrusion. Scheduled.
More information : SD 591072. Haigh Sough Outlet into the Yellow Brook at
Haigh Lower Platantions, Bottling Wood, north of Wigan is part of a
colliery drainage system started in 1653, and extended in the 19th
century. "It was travelled annually until 1929". Recommended
'notify'. (Not shown on any OS plans). (1)

Scheduled. (2)

Assessment Report. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source details : Industrial Monuments Survey (Prov Scheduled List) Dec 1972, 4
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 14-Dec-99
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Source Number : 3
Source : English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports
Source details : The Coal Industry, 1994, Greater Manchester 5
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1653 to 1670
Monument End Date : 1670
Monument Start Date : 1653
Monument Type : Adit, Portal, Culvert
Evidence : Structure, Subterranean Feature

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 32568
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 50 NE 30
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