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Chisnall Hall pit
Started by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
walked the dog over the old colliery today but realised I didnt know a thing about the history of the pit.
There's a couple of shafts with the usual keep away signs but nothing about the colliery.
Any info anybody ?

Posted by: explorations (468) Report abuse

Winder has a section on the pit under 'Mining'.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
had a walk there today - hundreds of trees have been planted since my last visit. I even spotted a couple of deer in the woods.
It's a pleasant and easy walk.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
should be on places I suppose. but that's life.

Posted by: winder (1293)  Report abuse
i-spy, this is what it looked like when it was in production.
Chisnall Hall

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
cheers winder thanks for the link.
that webpage mentioned by explorations doesn't seem to work any more.

Posted by: winder (1293)  Report abuse
No it doesn't work, i-spy I tried it meself.
There is a new Wigan History site but not much activity on it.

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
Remember in the 1960s the pit rucks were always a reminder that the Standish turn off on the M6 was near.

There's a couple of photos of the colliery on this online photo album that came up with an internet search.

Ted McAvoys

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
thanks for that ayrefield.

found this in the Chorley guardian
Published on 24/12/2012 12:37
A FORMER pit is to become a large flagship community woodland site with more than 60,000 trees.
The old Chisnall Hall colliery at Coppull Moor will have more than 4,000 trees planted there this winter.
This will add to the two fields that have already been planted as the first stage of a masterplan that will eventually see more than 60,000 trees forming a 145-acre site.
There will be thousands of metres of new paths and a viewpoint area where walkers will be able to enjoy panoramas across the county.

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
I've been looking for a video that I thought Mick had done at Chisnall Hall, but I was mistaken, it was a photo he had taken of some bricks in a house gable that had been made at the NCB Hic Bibi brickworks, winder kindly put on a map of the brickworks and Chisnall Hall colliery to show how they were connected to each other by rail.

Hic Bibi Bricks

Wonder if this will become part of the Red Rose Forest, it'll be superb when finished and 60,000 trees will attract a lot of wildlife.

Posted by: winder (1293)  Report abuse
I'd forgotten about this blog on Chisnall Hall pit.
I think old age is catching up.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
I know the feeling winder
I just hope I'm still around to admire the 60,000 trees.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
Went back there today and found the footpath network is vastly improved. Well done whoever is responsible.
All that's needed now is a couple of benches where I can rest my weary bones.


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