Norden Drift

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Norden drift workings

Site of shaft marked by mound of pit spoil in field west of road leading to New Inns.

Joseph Barnes had a coal staithe at Norden Bridge during the 1850's.

This picture shows the remains of Norden drift at the side of the canal at Norden.

There were two shafts 51 ft, & 80 ft, deep. This was mined for fire clay.

Abandonment 17 August, 1897.

 

References

Industrial Rishton by Kathleen Broderick

Gordon Hartley