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SOUTH GRAIN COLLIERY

Bacup Road (Dulesgate)

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD 894 239

 

the remains of the surface coal at

Southgrain are still visible in 2004

 

See also COAL MINES IN TODMORDEN AND WALSDEN

 

Known occupiers

1848

Named on OS 6” map

1854-1890

DEARDEN James

1907

Disused on OS 25” map

From 1926 to after 1938

TEMPERLEY F. AND J. Ltd.

Demolished

 

Notes:

This coal pit has also been known as Tunnel End Coal Pit and Kidnapper Coal Pit. The last name for it was Howard’s pit. It was located next to one of Temperley's three brick and clay works and when coal production ceased Temperleys took it over.

Joseph Dickinson's List of Mines 1854

South Grain, Todmorden, James Dearden.

In 1896, the colliery employed 12 underground workers and 2 on the surface. It mined household and manufacturing coal. J. G. Dearden, The Manor House, The Orchard, Rochdale was the owner and the manager was Robert Kershaw.

The mine was situated behind the BAY HORSE pub, high up the hillside. It was described as a "mountain" mine.

1938 list of mines

F. & J. Temperley Ltd., Bacup Rd., Todmorden, South Grain colliery

 

Additional information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Todmorden Rates Book 1860-1890

Owned and occupied by James Dearden; colliery etc; South Grain; rateable value £144

1866 – rateable value £155.10s.0d.

1873 – additions to colliery rateable value £119

1881 – rateable value £123.15s.0d.

1886 – rateable value £76.

 

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