This colliery was at a similar elevation to Woogill, but on the escarpment above Limley. It probably worked the Woogill Coal, but the Lofthouse Moor Fault might have brought in a seam from a higher horizon. The coal was clearly more pyritous than in other places because Thomas Robinson’s 1833 map shows a ‘Copperas Works’ as well as recording the “Coalfield formerly worked by Will Bayne”.
Gill, M.C. “Great Dales Coalfield, Eastern Areas” British Mining No.86 (2008), pp.68-108Return to previous page