SD6108 : Wall Hey furnace ventilation shaft

taken 8 years ago, near to Haigh, Wigan, Great Britain

Wall Hey furnace ventilation shaft
Wall Hey furnace ventilation shaft
Built at the top of a mine shaft some 650 feet deep at the bottom of which a furnace would be lit. The updraught would draw fresh air into the mine through a different shaft to provide ventilation. A rare survivor of this type of chimney, Listed Grade II.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 5 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Industry 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6100 0876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.4389N 2:35.4258W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 60970 08739
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Former Colliery  Ventilation Shaft  Public Footpath  Grade II Listed 

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