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Latitude: 53.4922 / 53°29'31"N
Longitude: -1.4211 / 1°25'16"W
OS Eastings: 438502
OS Northings: 399657
OS Grid: SK385996
Mapcode National: GBR LXJ1.4V
Mapcode Global: WHDD4.4HJ4
Entry Name: Elsecar Footrill
Listing Date: 4 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1315026
English Heritage Legacy ID: 333899
Location: Barnsley, S74
Electoral Ward/Division: Hoyland Milton
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Hoyland
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Elsecar Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
HOYLAND NETHER WENTWORTH ROAD
SK38509965 (east side, off)
5/25 Elsecar Footrill
Footrill (pedestrian mine entrance). Probably c1795 for the Fitzwilliam estate.
Dressed sandstone. Sunken retaining wall flanked by damaged wing walls. Quoined
doorway with rebated surround and deep lintel now has square-latticed iron door.
Ashlar-lined, vaulted tunnel slopes into the ground to give access to the faces
of the Barnsley coal seam. Rare survival of this early form of mine entrance.
K. Falconer, Guide to England's Industrial Heritage, 1980, p242,
(wrong map reference given).
Listing NGR: SK3850299657
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