Abandoned miner's cottage, Sowood Lane, Whitley Lower, West Yorkshire

Abandoned miner's cottage, Sowood Lane, Whitley Lower, West Yorkshire
Photograph taken January 1993 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA93/01383

As mining in the 18th and early 19th century was often not intensive, pits were often abandoned and the workers would need to move to a new mine. Because of this simple two room houses were built that would be later be deserted in favour of a new area.