LOCATION Approx. 1/3 mile west of LNWR West Coast Main Line and one mile north of Golborne station.
OWNERS Richard Evans & Co. Ltd.

Garswood Hall Colliery No 9 Pit.

First shafts sunk at this site 1809 – 1812.
Shafts (1892) comprised downcast and coal winding and upcast furnace shaft. Both shafts sunk to Wigan Nine Feet Mine.

Twin cylinder engine by Vulcan Foundry, 1855. Cylinder 24 inches x 48 inches.
Conical winding drum, Two tubs 10 cwt capacity wound in double deck cages. Wooden headgears at both shafts.

Originally furnace. Guibal fan installed c.1893, 30 feet x 10 feet, duplicate horizontal engines.

Boilers (1894)
Three Lancashire 7 feet x 30 feet, one egg-ended boiler 5 feet x 30 feet.

Accidents & Disasters
A serious explosion occurred on the 12th November 1932 and following this the colliery was abandoned and the shaft filled. The full report can be found here.

CLOSURE – 1932

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