Shaft head and associated headgear near Caphouse Colliery, Overton

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1013407

Date first listed: 20-Sep-1989

Map

Ordnance survey map of Shaft head and associated headgear near Caphouse Colliery, Overton
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Kirklees (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Kirkburton

National Grid Reference: SE 25058 16539

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

The monument represents a rare in situ survival of an archaic type of wooded mine headgear. The spoil heap is included in the Schedule as it is considered essential to the support and preservation of the headgear. The importance of the complex is enhanced by its association with Caphouse Colliery, now open to the public as a museum of the Yorkshire mining industry. The shaft head and its headgear are clearly visible from the museum.

History

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Details

The monument includes the head of a shaft belonging to the Hope pit, the wooden headgear and a horse-gin associated with the shaft, and a spoil heap sealing the shaft and acting as a platform for the headgear. The shaft is considered to have been sunk as part of the construction of a watercourse providing drainage for the Hope Pit and retained in use as an air shaft. The headgear and horse-gin were used to facilitate shaft inspections in accordance with statutory requirements.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 10383

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
Caunce, S., (1988)

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