List number: 1017558
List grade: 2
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Saltom Pit, Whitehaven


Saltom Pit was the first undersea coal mine in Cumbria, which operated between 1729-1848. The pit head was located on the Saltom Bay cliffs near Whitehaven.  The mines reached up to 2 kilometres from the coastline. Today visible remains of the pit include the winding engine house, a chimney, and a gin circle, the covered mine shaft, the footings of dwelling houses. The remains of the pit are Grade II listed.

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Saltom Pit

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Saltom Pit

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Fairy rock

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Information Board, Saltom Pit

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Saltom coal pit - List Entry
- "...The monument includes the upstanding and buried remains of Saltom Pit, the first undersea coal mine in Cumbria, which operated between 1729-1848. It is located on a rock platform some ...

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Saltom Pit and West Pier

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Old Mine Engine House

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Saltom Colliery - Whitehaven

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Saltom Colliery

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The sea wall of Saltom Mine

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Saltom Colliery, Whitehaven

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