Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Nunnery Colliery

From Graces Guide

Nunnery Colliery was a coal mine close to Darnall in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The mining company, known as the Waverley Coal Co, also worked High Hazels Colliery about 3 miles (5 km) further east.

Mining started on the Nunnery site in 1868 and it is claimed that its coal supplied half the houses in Sheffield.

The colliery was nationalised in 1947 becoming part of the National Coal Board and closed in August 1953, its reserves said to be exhausted.

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