Roachburn Colliery, Farlam - Carlisle

Colliery built in 1895. The stone-built generating house and pumping house are both roofless. The walls are affected by substantial cracks, rotting of timber lintels and imminent partial collapse. The pumping house is infested with vegetation which is causing bulging, particularly in the exposed wall tops.

Roachburn Colliery, Farlam - Carlisle
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Roachburn Colliery
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1017643
  • Local Planning Authority: Carlisle
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site


  • Building Name: Roachburn Colliery
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Carlisle
  • Parish: Farlam
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private