Shaft (dis.)

The OS Map shows just north of the Stone Bridge the words “Shaft(dis)”.   Little is known locally, and it is possibly an old coal mine.

On the ground there is a deep hollow often filled with reddish/orange coloured water

Large, often brackish water filled, hollow
Large, often brackish water filled, hollow

Just below this is an apparently man made channel leading towards the stream, also filled with the same colour mud.  So perhaps it was an Iron deposit that was been mined?

Ditch leading from the large hollow, with red staining possibly from Iron deposits
Ditch leading from the large hollow, with red staining possibly from Iron deposits

A second candidate for the tittle of “Disused Shaft” is a much smaller hollow nearby which according to local knowledge has a sheet metal capping plate

Possible second site for Shaft(Dis.)
Possible second site for Shaft(Dis.)
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