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Headstocks to Brittain Colliery and Attached Machinery

A Grade II Listed Building in Ripley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0618 / 53°3'42"N

Longitude: -1.3814 / 1°22'53"W

OS Eastings: 441550

OS Northings: 351795

OS Grid: SK415517

Mapcode National: GBR 7DR.5JQ

Mapcode Global: WHDG8.R9CL

Entry Name: Headstocks to Brittain Colliery and Attached Machinery

Listing Date: 25 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79110

Location: Ripley, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE5

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Ripley

Built-Up Area: Alfreton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ironville Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

(north side)

4/66 Headstocks to Brittain
Colliery and attached


Headstock tower and attached machinery. c1848. Red brick with blue brick bands.
Roofless at time of resurvey. Three storeys, single bay, circular in plan. Ground
floor is wider than upper two storeys and has an advanced entrance to south side
and attached walls to north. Second storey has small iron windows to east and west
sides and top storey has brick cornice and large pulley wheel to south side set
in long slot-like opening. Attached to the wheel are a pair of iron supports at
right angles to the tower which connect with the plinth on which the gearing
machinery stands. Brittain colliery was founded by Butterley Company, between 1845
and 1848, and was mined for over 50 years. F Nixon 'Industrial Archaeology of
Derbyshire' 1969.

Listing NGR: SK4155051795

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