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. However, further repairs are necessary and the future management of the colliery is still uncertain following the County Council's closure and demolition of the Discovery Museum. Plans for housing development and for a revised offer to visitors are being defined. Historic England has provided advice and has amended designations.

Snibston Colliery, Ashby Road - North West Leicestershire
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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


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