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Memorial to Those Killed in the Pretoria Pit Disaster APPROX.127M North West of St Bartholomew's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Westhoughton, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.55 / 53°32'59"N

Longitude: -2.5274 / 2°31'38"W

OS Eastings: 365156

OS Northings: 406057

OS Grid: SD651060

Mapcode National: GBR BWSD.M4

Mapcode Global: WH980.41RB

Plus Code: 9C5VGFXF+X3

Entry Name: Memorial to Those Killed in the Pretoria Pit Disaster APPROX.127M North West of St Bartholomew's Church

Listing Date: 19 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210570

Location: Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5

County: Bolton

Civil Parish: Westhoughton

Built-Up Area: Westhoughton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Westhoughton St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 60 NE (north side)

8/90 Memorial to those
killed in the
Pretoria Pit
Disaster approx.
127m north west of
St. Bartholomew's


Memorial. 1910. Granite and polished black marble and cast
iron. Square granite base, marble plinth and tall pedestal
with inscription. Cap supports small cupola and large urn
with flowers. Gilded incised lines and inscription in
memory of 344 men and boys killed in an explosion at the
Pretoria pit, Westhoughton, 21st December 1910. Monument
serves as gravestone to 24 unidentified bodies. Surrounding
cast iron posts and rails. The Pretoria pit disaster was
the worst in the historic county of Lancashire.

Listing NGR: SD6515606057

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