Headgear at Astley Green Colliery, Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley - Wigan

Pit head gear dating from 1912. The colliery site operates as a museum of coal mining. Repairing and maintaining the headgear will require significant investment. The Red Rose Steam Society manage the site, and are planning to take forward a repair project. Historic England will be grant-aiding an updated condition survey of the headgear, which will be used as the basis for specifying repairs.

Headgear at Astley Green Colliery, Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley - Wigan
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Astley Green Colliery: engine house and headgear
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1017061
  • Local Planning Authority: Wigan
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site

Location

  • Building Name: Headgear at Astley Green Colliery
  • Street Name: Higher Green Lane
  • Locality: Astley Green, Tyldesley
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Wigan
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Leigh
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II, LB grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1017061 and 1068445

Contact Details

Tamsin Cooke 0161 242 1422

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England