Remains of Aspen Colliery, Church

Remains of Aspen Colliery, Church, Lancashire BB5 4NY View on map

The Aspen Colliery Coke Ovens are a canal-side coking plant from the 1800s. Together with the canal basin these archaeological remains form Hyndburn's only Scheduled Ancient Monument. The colliery structures have largely been demolished and the remains include two capped shafts and two stone engine beds. These remains are not very discernible, and the only visible remains of this former industrial site are the beehive cooking ovens and a purpose built canal basin.


Opening Arrangements

The site is permanently open and accessible


Site is located directly off the towpath of the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Oswaldtwistle-Church, Accrington. Access is best made on foot. The site can be accessed by following the path down the side of the Hare and Hounds pub on Blackburn Road. Lane leads to Aspen Bridge where you can gain access to the far side of the canal. Head east and Aspen Coke Ovens is 100 yards to your left. Rail: Church and Oswaldtwistle. Bus: No 46 Accrington to Blackburn, Service operates along Blackburn Road with bus stops close to access points: canal (Hare and Hounds).

Parking Spaces


Parking on the the road near Hare and Hounds public house

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: No