Chimney Stack

Chimney Stack

In 1891 work began on the construction of a chimney stack which served several banks of Lancashire boilers situated around its base in the central part of the colliery complex. The chimney, originally approximately 60 metres high, has since been shortened but it survives in good condition. The Chimney now stands at about 55 metres, but the top 10 metres were removed by Fred Dibnah in the 1970's and a concrete cap installed at the top tp prevent the ingress of rainwater. Seen below in the picture is the remains of the boiler house......The main boiler plant, built during the 1920s-30s, is situated immediately to the north of the chimney and is thought to have replaced an earlier structure. This building has been partly demolished but retains ten Lancashire boilers and their associated pipework. Scheduled.