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Colliery Explosion Monument Approximately 5 Metres to South of Porch to Church of St Thomas and St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Worsbrough, Barnsley

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5347 / 53°32'4"N

Longitude: -1.4622 / 1°27'43"W

OS Eastings: 435744

OS Northings: 404360

OS Grid: SE357043

Mapcode National: GBR LW7K.7M

Mapcode Global: WHDCX.HFY2

Entry Name: Colliery Explosion Monument Approximately 5 Metres to South of Porch to Church of St Thomas and St James

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333946

Location: Barnsley, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Worsbrough

Built-Up Area: Worsbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Worsbrough St Thomas and St James

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

WORSBROUGH BANK END ROAD
SE30SE (north side)

2/70 Colliery explosion
monument approximately
5 metres to south of
porch to Church of
St. Thomas and St. James
GV II
Monument. c1875. Ashlar sandstone, cast-iron railings. Square enclosure with
railings rising to north; 4-step plinth to square-sectioned monument.
Enclosure: square corner posts, railing bars infilled with floral panels with
masks, fleur-de-lys finials. Monument: chamfered base, die with panel on south
side inscribed:

"ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE MEMORY OF THE 143 MEN AND BOYS
WHO WERE KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION
IN SWAITHE MAIN COLLIERY
ON DECEMBER 6th 1875
'IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH' "

Cornice beneath block having granite corner shafts and panels depicting tools and
colliery scene. Scaled dome with rounded panels carved with grapes, grain, passion
flowers and primulas. Apex cross.


Listing NGR: SE3576304361

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