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Latitude: 53.2746 / 53°16'28"N
Longitude: -3.1785 / 3°10'42"W
OS Eastings: 321507
OS Northings: 375941
OS Grid: SJ215759
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z7K.NV
Mapcode Global: WH76L.4YPH
Entry Name: Bettisfield Colliery Lamp Room
Listing Date: 26 September 1994
Last Amended: 8 December 1995
Source ID: 15819
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Located on the W side of a lane off the N side of the A 548 between Bagillt and Dee Bank. The lamproom is on the L immediately beyond the bridge carrying the railway over the lane.
Built-Up Area: Flint
Traditional County: Flintshire
Coal mining began in the area around Bagillt in the Mid C18. Bettisfield Colliery, located on the edge of the marshes next to the railway, was established in the mid C19, and operated until the mid C20. Lamp room probably built circa 1880's.
The lamproom is single storey gabled building in red brick with a slate roof. There is a short brick chimney stack at the SW end, and a raised ventilator at the centre. The front elevation, to the SE, has three segmental arched windows, all currently blocked, and a doorway. The roof eaves are brought deep across the front of the building and supported by timber posts to provide a sheltered queueing area for miners collecting their lamps.
Listed for group value with the adjacent winding engine house and as a rare surviving example of a former colliery lamproom.
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