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Description: Memorial to Those Killed in the Pretoria Pit Disaster Approx.127m North West of St Bartholomew's Chu
Date Listed: 19 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 210570
OS Grid Reference: SD6515606057
OS Grid Coordinates: 365156, 406057
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5500, -2.5274
WESTHOUGHTON SCHOOL STREET
SD 60 NE (north side)
8/90 Memorial to those
killed in the
127m north west of
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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Source: English Heritage
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