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Formerly owned by J.&G.Wells LTD Eckington Collieries sunk in 1860. Grid ref. 438775. Four shafts together in the pit yard, number one is 678 feet into the Blackshale coal: number three was the main winding shaft at 195 feet into the Sitwell seam but the pit bottom is laid out in the Chavery seam. The number four shaft lies about 30 yards west of number two shaft, this shaft was formerly the number two shaft.
An explosion took place at the colliery on January 10th 1871 which resulted in the death of twenty five men and two boys with twelve others injured. This disaster took place before the widespread use of safety lamps in mining.