Snibston Colliery, Ashby Road - North West Leicestershire

Buildings, structures, machinery and buried remains of former Snibston Colliery and adjoining railway, built 1832-4 by the engineers George and Robert Stephenson. Leicestershire County Council completed a major scheme of repairs under Scheduled Monument Consent. Schemes for housing development alongside a revised offer to visitors including improved cafe facilities and better exterior access around the complex are now underway. Historic England has provided advice and has amended designations.

Snibston Colliery, Ashby Road - North West Leicestershire
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Snibston colliery
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1018472
    Local Planning Authority:
    North West Leicestershire
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Mining industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Snibston Colliery
    Street Name:
    Ashby Road
    County:
    Leicestershire
    District / Borough:
    North West Leicestershire
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North West Leicestershire
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
    Previous Priority:
    E
    Ownership:
    Local authority