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Hope Pit

Hob Uid: 1480954
Location :
Wakefield
Wakefield
Sitlington
Grid Ref : SE2494516207
Summary : Site of a colliery sunk in the 1850s This is an example of a an underground workings where the shafts were widely separated, Hope Pit acting as the downcast, and Caphouse Pit as the upcast after the underground connection was made in 1885. An electrically driven fan was installed in the 1960s. The shaft was also used for man-riding. The winder house, ventilation shaft and heapstead, all dating from 1876, survive.
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Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports
Source details : The Coal Industry, 1994, West Yorkshire 1
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Opened 1850s
Monument End Date : 1859
Monument Start Date : 1850
Monument Type : Colliery
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built 1876
Monument End Date : 1876
Monument Start Date : 1876
Monument Type : Winder House, Heapstead, Ventilation Shaft
Evidence : Extant Building, Subterranean Feature

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 21 NW 43
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Associated Monuments : 765996
Relationship type : General association

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