Friday, November 03, 2006

Whitehaven Collieries

Whitehaven is a seventeenth century planned harbour town in Cumbria, and was the focus of a wide range of mining and related activities in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We have been working with Cranstone Consultants on an assessment of various landscape features on behalf of the National Trust. Here is a selection of photographs of some of the colliery features we have been investigating with David Cranstone.

View looking north from the area of Wellington Pit.

Pit head winding gear at Haig Colliery, looking south.

Saltom Pit, looking west over the sea.

Looking up the incline near Kells, facing south.


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