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Mining decline in the North West Leicestershire area

Leicestershire. County Council.

Mining decline in the North West Leicestershire area

a synopsis of the Officer Working Party reports.

by Leicestershire. County Council.

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Published by Leicester County Council .
Written in English


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Leicestershire’s central axis, containing most of its population and industry, is the valley of the River Soar, which crosses the county from south to north on its way to join the River Trent. East of the Soar valley lies an upland; reaching elevations of to feet ( to metres), it forms a deeply rural, scenic area. Swepstone is a village and civil parish in the North West Leicestershire district of Leicestershire, England, about five miles south of Ashby de la population of the civil parish at the census The parish includes the villages of Swepstone and Newton Burgoland.. The earliest documentation of the village is found in the Domesday Book where it appears as ct: North West Leicestershire.

Coalville is an industrial town in North West Leicestershire, East Midlands England, with a population at the census of 34, It lies on the A trunk road between Leicester and Burton upon Trent, close to junction 22 of the M1 motorway where the A meets the A50 between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester. It borders the upland area of Charnwood Forest to the east of the ct: North West Leicestershire. Ellistown is 11 miles north-west from Leicester and 2 miles south from Coalville. The village is situated in the mining area of north-west Leicestershire and coal has been mined in the area for centuries. There was a Swinfen Grange which was part of the estate of Garendon Abbey near Loughborough that used to be in the area of modern Ellistown.

Heather (/ h iː ð ər /) is a village west of Ibstock in North West Leicestershire, population of the civil parish was at the census reducing to at the census. In the Domesday Book of , its name is recorded as Hadre, meaning "the heathland".. There was an Iron Age settlement immediately north west of the village. As part of an open cast coal mining. The onset of the Anglian Ice advance, approximately , years ago, saw the advance of glaciers across much of England. From tills deposited in Charnwood, two ice-sheets covered the area: a sheet from the north-west carrying Triassic and Carboniferous rock; and a sheet from the north-east carrying fragments of flint and chalk.


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Mining decline in the North West Leicestershire area by Leicestershire. County Council. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Across North West Leicestershire by the District Council in its Local Plan. The Mining Decline Area – a significant swathe of former mining land – included Coalville and Bardon and was referred to specifically as an area which required regeneration. This explains the historically high levels of employment land.

The bizarre postscript to the story, as mining ceased in the north west of the county, enormous reserves in the east in the Vale of Belvoir seemed to offer a bright future to the industry - but nimby opposition, a slump in the world coal market, and the incomprehensible decision to site the one new deep mine in /5(5).

Impressions of a twentieth century mining community. Taken from a sound archive in which the people of North West Leicestershire recall, in their own words, their own history.

Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. pages. ISBN: Corners just very slightly rubbed. Located at: Stella Books, Tintern.

NORTH WEST LEICESTERSHIRE At the Heart of the National Forest NORTHWEST LEICESTERSHIRE'S MINING HERITAGE TRAIL Introduction Welcome to the Mining Heritage Trail. This pleasant walk through part of the National Forest will take you through a variety of scenery in North West Leicestershire and show you examples of many aspects of the area's richFile Size: 3MB.

A bibliography of papers and books on (mainly) geological aspects of the Leicestershire coalfield, produced by the British Geological Survey, is available on the web. 3 When the coal industry was nationalised inthere were 20 collieries in Leicestershire; now there are none.

The history of our local economy is rooted in mineral extraction – most notably coal mining but also clay, stone and gravel. The pits employed over 25% of the workforce in but by the sudden decline of the mining industry resulted in the loss of some 8, local jobs.

Local unemployment rates soared to an average of 18%. Coal Mining in Leicestershire has 1, members. We are a Coal Mining Group which are helping to keep Coal Mining Alive. Our aims of the group are.

We chart the decline of the industry from Kellingley colliery closes. Fri 18 Dec EST Last modified on Fri 18 Dec EST. Terry Macalister, Pamela Duncan, Cath Levett. North West Leicestershire boasts enormous diversity including, heritage and history, amazing places to visit, miles of hidden nature trails and days out to delight everyone.

Oakthorpe lies within the Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and Acresford civil parish, which is part of the district of North West Leicestershire. In the past Oakthorpe's main use was for mining as there were numerous deep active mines in the area, however since the closing down of the mines in the s Oakthorpe has simply become a residential village.

Coalville and District at War - A Newspaper History, by Jeffrey Knight. Booklet published by the Whitwick Historical Group in76 pages. A4 size booklet (NP1) Coalville is a former mining town in North West Leicestershire, and lies to the west of Charnwood Forest.

The mining industry in north west Leicestershire has had many highs and lows since the pit shafts were sunk in the s. Events at Whitwick Colliery, now the Author: Jane Goddard. North West Leicestershire, district, administrative and historic county of Leicestershire, south-central England, incorporating one of the oldest (13th century) coal-mining areas in Great is essentially an upland area of undulating meadows, but some cultivation of crops occurs in the southwest and along the River Soar valley in the north.

Coal mining remains at Birch Coppice and Rough Park, m and km south of Smoile Farm is a Scheduled Monument in Coleorton, Leicestershire, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.

Employment Statistics (where employment is employees and self-employed people) by broad industry group This table tells us: What the key employment sectors in the local economy are Which sectors may grow in the future Data in the table was accessed via the ONS Business Registration and Employment Survey.

In there was employment ofin [ ]. As the name suggests, coal mining was the key factor in the foundation and growth of the town of Coalville which became a centre of the coal-mining district of north Leicestershire. The scheduled area (the main central area of the colliery but a relatively small area of the site as a whole) runs roughly north-west to south-east along the.

Heather (/ h iː ð ər /) is a village west of Ibstock in North West Leicestershire, population of the civil parish was at the census reducing to at the census. In the Domesday Book ofits name is recorded as Hadre, meaning "the heathland".District: North West Leicestershire. Worthington is a village and civil parish in North West Leicestershire, England, about 4 miles ( km) north of the town of Coalville and a similar distance north-east of the market town of population of the civil parish (including Gelsmoor, Griffydam and Newbold) at the census was 1, The village is about 5 miles (8 km) from East Midlands Airport and junction District: North West Leicestershire.

Ibstock is a village and civil parish about miles (4 km) south of Coalville in North West Leicestershire, population of the civil parish was 5, at the census increasing to 6, at the ct: North West Leicestershire.

Coal mining would spread to the Hetton area of east Durham, where the coal was much deeper, after but it was not significant in south-west Durham until after This is partly because south west Durham was further away from the ports of Tyne and Wear where ports were served by an ever increasing network of colliery railways.

This is what Snibston Colliery in Coalville looks like today. North West Leicestershire District Council Mum-of-two from Hinckley uses creative talents to write children's books during.Are you Mine Manager with a Tertiary Qualification in Mining Engineering and a Mine manager's Certificate?One of our incredible mining clients in the North West are currently seeking a Mine Manager to join their team of professionals.

Hire Resolve * Rustenburg * Permanent * Full Time * Diploma / Degree in Mining Engineering * 8 – 10 years' experience, of which 3 years must be in a position.In north-west Leicestershire the coal resources occur in the South Derbyshire and North-west Leicestershire coalfields, which are separated by the Ashby Anticline.

The area to the west of the Boothorpe Fault, on the western flank of the Ashby Anticline, is known as the South Derbyshire Coalfield.