National Monument Record
Great Western Village
OXCROFT NO4, BARLBOROUGH
NO2, PEBBLY COLLIERY - Grid ref 49107785:
My client [David and Audrey] have recently
purchased the above site and wish us to undertake archive research
to understand the chronology and geometry of demolished colliery
The site is located off Coltsworth Lane
in Parish of Barlborough - North Derbyshire adjacent to the A618.
A single colliery building survives on the site.
A BRIEF HISTORY - courtesy of Andrew
In 1896 the Staveley Coal and Iron Company
Limited, decided to enlarge its take in Barlborough,
and sank one shaft, one mile North East of Barlborough Church. The
official name was given as Bariboro No. 2 but it was best
known by the local names of Peggers Pit / Pebley Pit
or Oxcroft No.4.
The shaft was sunk to the best steam
raising coal, the Top Hard, and the Quality Household Coal, the
To reach these seams the shaft passed
through the two foot coal at a depth of 205 feet, the
High Hazel at 390 feet and the Top Hard at 687 feet. Coal was won
by the laborious Hand Got method and transported in
tubs pulled by horses, via an underground drift to Bariboro
No. 1 shaft. [This was known as Oxcroft No3 located to the west
of Clowne, Grid ref. 483758].
In 1925 the No. 2 shaft was extended
to a total depth of 1,237 feet, hitting the Deep Soft
seam at 1,151 feet, and the Sitwell Seam at 1,201 feet.
After the 1926 strike the Deep Soft was extracted until September
1927. The last seam worked was the High Hazel which
was abandoned on 30th September 1928. In 1928, the year of closure,
manpower was 31 underground, 35 on the surface.
No coal ever surfaced from this pit.
The shaft was primarily used for man-riding and materials. It also
served as an upcast shaft for Bariboro No. 1 Pit until April
In order to understand the chronology,
geometry and workings of demolished structures, we would be most
grateful for your confirmation of any of the following relevant
- Pictorial records or photographs
- Aerial photography [including RAF
war time / Meridian Airmaps Ltd / RAF Medmenham collection].
- News paper Articles / Social History
- Company records
For your assistance we enclose site
Do contact me should you have any queries
regarding the above.
We look forward to hearing from you.