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Memorial to Husker Pit Disaster by Wall on West Side of Grave Yard of Church of All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in Silkstone, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5486 / 53°32'55"N

Longitude: -1.5635 / 1°33'48"W

OS Eastings: 429020

OS Northings: 405867

OS Grid: SE290058

Mapcode National: GBR KWJD.9M

Mapcode Global: WHCBQ.Y2NC

Entry Name: Memorial to Husker Pit Disaster by Wall on West Side of Grave Yard of Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 23 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334284

Location: Silkstone, Barnsley, S75

County: Barnsley

Civil Parish: Silkstone

Built-Up Area: Silkstone

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Silkstone All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(East side)

11/155 Memorial to Huusker Pit
disaster by wall on
west side of grave yard
of Church of All Saints


Memorial. 1838. Sandstone, square with tall pyramidal top and 3-step
podium, The front has carved drapery above an inscription relating to a
visitation from God. The names and ages of the 26 boys and girls who were
killed are given on the side. They were aged between 7 and 17 years. Twenty-
of the victims were from Silkstone, three from Dodworth and three from
Thurgoland. The disaster took place on the 4th July 1838 when a violent
thunderstorm flooded the dayhole of the Husker pit. The victims were buried
in separate coffins in seven graves. Shortly after the disaster a special
enquiry was ordered by the Queen to investigate conditions of employment in
the collieries in the district, the result of which was a law prohibiting the
employment of Women and girls In mines.

Listing NGR: SE2902005867

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