Pit Head Baths

Pit Head Baths

The pithead baths and canteen building at Chatterley Whitfield colliery were constructed between 1936-7 with red brick walls and flat concrete roofs. The building is of an irregular 'L' shaped plan, principally of one and two storeys. The canteen entrance is on the single storey south elevation. The canteen entrance was formerly the 'Clean Entrance' leading to the clean lockers where miners would leave their home clothes prior to collecting their pit gear from the dirty lockers. The interior has been much altered, but an extensive area of shower and locker storage has survived, including the shower attendants' office. From 1979, until its closure through liquidation in 1993, the building was used for visitor accommodation and storage for a coal mining museum. Listed Grade II.