Hollinside Shaft, Clockburn Woods

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    An abandoned shaft, originally part of Axwell Park Colliery, which was fitted with a ventilation fan by the NCB in 1954 when miners from Marley Hill Colliery began working the coal seams beneath Hollinside and Gibside via the newly constructed Clockburn drift. The drift exited the hillside on the bank of the Derwent near Winlaton Mill and most of the coal produced went to the nearby Derwenthaugh Cokeworks. The drift closed along with the shafts at Marley Hill in 1983, and the coke ovens followed three years later. This airlock and the former colliery explosives store near Marley Hill School are the only surviving structures.
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10246826@N03/13517343723/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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