National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery: Conservation Plan

Author(s): Allen Tod Architecture Ltd

Caphouse Colliery, opened as the Yorkshire Mining Museum in 1988 and designated the National Coal Mining Museum for England in 1995, incorporates three sites, Caphouse Pit, Hope Pit and Inman Shaft. Caphouse Pit was sunk in the late 1770s or 1780s by James Milnes who, in the customary manner of the time, sank a series of individual shafts down to the coal, the abandoning them when the accessible coal was exhausted. In 1827 the lease of the coal was taken by Sir John Lister Lister Kaye of Denby Grange, the neighbouring estate on which coal was already exploited, its individual pits known collectively as the Denby Grange Colliery.

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Coal Conservation Standing Building Standing Structure


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