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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