Elms Colliery, Nailsea - North Somerset (UA)

Known locally as Middle Engine Pit, this is one of the most complete examples of an early C19 colliery in England. However the surviving structures are in a poor and vulnerable condition. Since 2015 Historic England has been working with the owners and other stakeholders to help improve its condition, and have grant-aided repairs to the boundary wall to make the site safe and secure.

Elms Colliery, Nailsea - North Somerset (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Elms Colliery
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1004533
  • Local Planning Authority: North Somerset (UA)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site


  • Building Name: Elms Colliery
  • Unitary Authority: North Somerset (UA)
  • Parish: Nailsea
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Somerset
  • Region: South 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: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1004533 and 1320976