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Monckton Main/New Monkton Colliery

History:-
Monckton Main colliery opened in 1875 with two shafts into the Barnsley seam. The company was restructured in 1901 with the assets of the old Monckton Coal Company (Monckton Main and Hodroyd collieries, the coking plant, coking by-products plant and brickyard) being taken over by the New Monckton Collieries Limited. In 1920 the coke ovens and by-product plant at the colliery were transferred to the Monckton Coke and Chemical Company Limited (SYK00003). The colliery was converted to a drift mine in 1970, but the reserves were exhausted by 1989. Tall concrete winding house extant in 1994.


References:-
Bayliss, D (ed). A guide to the industrial history of South Yorkshire. Association for Industrial Archaeology, 1995, item B15.
Hill, A. The South Yorkshire Coalfield: a history and development, Tempus: 2001, pp.169-173.
http://overtown.org.uk/monckton/monckton-colliery.html


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Key Words :- monckton main colliery coke coal
Address :- Lund Hill Lane, Royston, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71
Grid Ref :- SE 37399 12150
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 53.604583 , Long - -1.436284
Local Authority :- Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - West Riding
Site Condition :- Disused
Site Status :- Site extant - Protected status unknown
Monument No :- 661039
Site Dates :- 1875 -