Building record M2604 - Newstead Colliery Village


COLLIERY VILLAGE (Victorian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 51963 52939 (359m by 326m)
Map sheet SK55SW
District Gedling
Civil Parish Newstead, Gedling


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Between the Newstead and New Annesley collieries are a number of late nineteenth century redbrick terraces of houses, with the usual allotment areas, a school and two chapels. (2)
Built by the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Company for their new mine opened in 1875. (4)
The Newstead Colliery Company commenced work in 1874 on land leased from the estate of William Frederick Webb of Newstead Abbey. Webb was a respected member of the local gentry and a
big game hunter. Newstead colliery village is one of the oldest of its type in the concealed coalfield of Nottinghamshire, and the last of the original Leen Valley collieries to be developed prior to a fall in
demand for coal which lasted until the 1890s. Its Victorian terraces are contemporary with those at Annesley and Bestwood. Newstead shares similar characteristics with these places, but its layout is less formal. The Newstead Colliery Company was a joint venture by two firms originating from the Chesterfield area of North East Derbyshire; Staveley Coal and Iron Company, and the Sheepbridge Coal and & Iron Company. Staveley would later develop Warsop Main Colliery, where the similarities with Newstead are marked; linear groups of Victorian terraces accompany interwar estates built by the Industrial Housing Association (IHA). In the 1920s Newstead Colliery Company also developed Blidworth, again employing the resources of the IHA but on a much bigger scale. This was testament to the success of the Staveley–Sheepbridge group, which on the eve of nationalisation had the greatest output of any colliery undertaking in the country. At Newstead the original colliery houses have always been known as the Old Village and the 1920’s development as the New Village. (5)
See M2741 for Newstead Colliery.

Newstead Colliery (Plan). SNT3722.

<1> OS, 1917, 1:2500, County Series 1917 (Map). SNT1026.

Other Refs: 32/4

<2> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 264 (Published document). SNT1304.

<3> Waller RJ, 1983, The Dukeries Transformed (Published document). SNT1392.

<4> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 105 (Monograph). SNT5.

<5> Chris Matthews, 2022, Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield (Published document). SNT5309.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Plan: Newstead Colliery. 1.
  • <1> Map: OS. 1917. 1:2500, County Series 1917.
  • <2> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 264.
  • <3> Published document: Waller RJ. 1983. The Dukeries Transformed.
  • <4> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 105.
  • <5> Published document: Chris Matthews. 2022. Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Jul 13 2023 3:34PM

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