new housing estate. Ince. Old colliery and forge

Started by: Aus65 (9)

Does anyone know the location of this site,and the name of the pit and forge.

Started: 20th Feb 2020 at 04:02

Posted by: tonker (23629) 

At the end of Laburnum avenue, off Ince Green Lane, in Ince.

Replied: 21st Feb 2020 at 17:43
Last edited by tonker: 21st Feb 2020 at 17:44:02

Posted by: SoniaB (114)

I think this might be the old Ince Moss colliery site,also known as Amberswood.

Replied: 26th Feb 2020 at 18:04

Posted by: SoniaB (114)

I think the old Ince Forge later became Gullick Dobson, and after that Dobson Park.

Replied: 26th Feb 2020 at 18:12

Posted by: Aus65 (9)

Many thanks for that SoniaB,always interested in old shafts.Joe ex-St .Pats.

Replied: 1st Mar 2020 at 02:31

Posted by: tonker (23629) 

It was Moss Hall Colliery.
Here's a picture of the site entrance. The land on the left, between Laburnum and the lines, is where the canal used to be. It was sold last year at Pugh's auction. I suspect it was purchased in association with this proposed development.

Replied: 1st Mar 2020 at 11:49

Posted by: Aus65 (9)

Thanks for the photo,I remember a walled mine when worked at Gullicks in the sixties. Joe. N.Z

Replied: 7th Mar 2020 at 00:11


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