Monument record M6253 - Rufford Colliery (Rainworth)


COLLIERY (Early 20th Century to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 59600 60000 (point)
Map sheet SK56SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Rufford, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Rufford colliery - production commenced 1913. (1)
Closed 26/11/1993.
Sunk in 1912-13 by the Bolsover Colliery Company on land leased from Lord Savile after whose estate the colliery was named. 14 lives were lost during sinking when a heavy water barrel accidentally fell down the shaft, kiling the sinkers. Output records were broken by the colliery in 1933 due to it technoloigcally advanced double unit conveyor system. (2)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.


<1> Notts County Council, 1992, Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan, Consultative Draft, p 155 (Published document). SNT1519.

<2> Chris Matthews, 2022, Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield (Published document). SNT5309.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Notts County Council. 1992. Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan, Consultative Draft. p 155.
  • <2> Published document: Chris Matthews. 2022. Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2023 2:43PM

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