MEMORIAL TO HUSKER PIT DISASTER BY WALL ON WEST SIDE OF GRAVE YARD OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1151741

Date first listed: 23-Nov-1987

Statutory Address: MEMORIAL TO HUSKER PIT DISASTER BY WALL ON WEST SIDE OF GRAVE YARD OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: MEMORIAL TO HUSKER PIT DISASTER BY WALL ON WEST SIDE OF GRAVE YARD OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, HIGH STREET

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

District: Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Silkstone

National Grid Reference: SE 29020 05867

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Details

SE 2906 SILKSTONE HIGH STREET (East side)

11/155 Memorial to Huusker Pit disaster by wall on west side of grave yard of Church of All Saints

GV II

Memorial. 1838. Sandstone, square with tall pyramidal top and 3-step podium, The front has carved drapery above an inscription relating to a visitation from God. The names and ages of the 26 boys and girls who were killed are given on the side. They were aged between 7 and 17 years. Twenty- of the victims were from Silkstone, three from Dodworth and three from Thurgoland. The disaster took place on the 4th July 1838 when a violent thunderstorm flooded the dayhole of the Husker pit. The victims were buried in separate coffins in seven graves. Shortly after the disaster a special enquiry was ordered by the Queen to investigate conditions of employment in the collieries in the district, the result of which was a law prohibiting the employment of Women and girls In mines.

Listing NGR: SE2902005867

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Legacy System number: 334284

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