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Parkhouse No4 Colliery Closed After 97 Years

Parkhouse colliery 2Parkhouse No4 colliery (Derbyshire) sunk in 1872-1873 to 176 yards (161m) by Sir William Jackson, Bart and Co was closed in October 1962 after 97 years.  Situated to the east of Clay Cross the colliery was taken over by the Clay Cross Iron and Coal Co in 1874 and then Clay Cross Co in 1876. The name was changed to Parkhouse No7 (new Clay Cross Iron and Coal Co) in 1882.  Shaft position: SK46SW, 440952, 363131. Highest manpower 895 in 1958 and highest output 308,687 tons in 1954.

Seams worked

  • Tupton – Aug 1960
  • Deep Hard -1898, reopened 1951- Sep 1962
  • Silkstone and Threequarter -1952, - Apr 1958, re-opened 1959-Oct 1962
  • Peacock, Spencroft, Great Row and Cannel Row worked from 1920 on, the  4 seams of ironstone worked from No1 and No2 shafts.

No1 shaft 10 feet (3.05m) dia filled in 1940
No2 enlarged from 10 ft (3.05m) to 14 ft (4.27m) and deepened to 518 yards (474m).  
No3 shaft was sunk in 1921 at 14 ft (4.27m) to 518 yards (474m). 
Electric winder installed 1963. Position DC 43/4063/952131, 406 ft (123.7m) and UC 43/4063/579134, 420 ft (128m) above sea level.

314,100 gallons of underground water pumped to old Pilsley Deep Hard workings.

Manpower: Clay Cross Iron and Coal Co: Parkhouse No7:

  • 1894: 338 Tupton, Silkstone, 78 s/f
  • 1895: 331 T, S, 71 s/f
  • 1896: 421 T, S, 96 s/f
  • 1897: 394 T, S, 97 s/f
  • 1898: 150 T, 288 S, 82 s/f
  • 1899: 132 T, 277 S, 75 s/f
  • 1900: 125 T, 292 S, 80 s/f
  • 1901: 141 T, 326 S, 78 s/f
  • 1902: 130 T, 323 S, 88 s/f
  • 1903: 157 T, 31 s/f, 295, 58 s/f
  • 1904: 152 T, 306 S, 88 s/f
  • 1905: 136 T, 324 S, 87 s/f
  • 1906: 146 T, 239 S, 77 s/f
  • 1907: 321 T and S, 78 s/f
  • 1908: 473 T and S, 81 s/f
  • 1909: 410 T, S, 90 s/f
  • 1910: app 420 T, S, 100 s/f
  • 1911: 167 T, 279 S, 116 s/f
  • 1912: 173 T, 257 S, 102 s/f
  • 1913: 490 T, S, 108 s/f
  • 1914: 539 T, S, 108 s/f
  • 1915: 435 T, S, 112 s/f
  • 1916: 479 T, S, 118 s/f
  • 1917: 504 T, S, 99 s/f
  • 1918: 516 T, S, 96 s/f
  • 1919: 568 T, S, 104 s/f
  • 1920: 612 Tupton and Main, 100 s/f
  • 1921: 608 T, M, 100 s/f
  • 1922: 611 T, M, 101 s/f
  • 1923: 604 T, S, 106 s/f
  • 1924: 618 T, S, 112 s/f
  • 1925: 610 T, S, 108 s/f
  • 1926: 638 T, S, 119 s/f
  • 1927: 621 T, S, 109 s/f
  • 1928: 506 Tupton, Silkstone, 103 s/f
  • 1929: 512 Tupton, Tupton Three Quarters, Blackshale (Silkstone), 94 s/f
  • 1930: 482 BS, T, 69 s/f
  • 1931: 520 BS, T, 103 s/f
  • 1932: 488 BS, T, 101 s/f
  • 1933: 487 BS, T, 104 s/f
  • 1934: 544 Three Quarters, BS and T, 113 s/f
  • 1935: Clay Cross No2 and No7 (Parkhouse): 457 T ¾s, T, 114 s/f
  • 1936: 328 T ¾s, T, 99 s/f
  • 1937: 414 T ¾s, T, 108 s/f
  • 1938: 411 T ¾s, T, 107 s/f
  • 1939: 450 T ¾s, T, 112 s/f
  • 1940: 475 T ¾s, T, 119 s/f
  • 1941: 505 T ¾s, T, 130 s/f
  • 1942: 535 T, 116 s/f
  • 1943: 541 T, 123 s/f
  • 1944: 551 T, 124 s/f
  • 1945: 569 T, 134 s/f
  • 1946: 582 T, 154 s/f.

Output and Manpower NCB: No1 Area EMD: Clay Cross (Parkhouse) No2 and No7:

  • 1947: 281,161 tons, 710 men
  • 1948: 284,704 tons, 737 men; now known as Parkhouse
  • 1949: 272,073 tons, 741 men
  • 1950: 259,371 tons, 742 men
  • 1951: 300,648 tons, 795 men
  • 1952: 298,093 tons, 852 men
  • 1953: 301,824 tons, 869 men
  • 1954: 308,687 tons (max), 881 men
  • 1955: 286,392 tons, 886 men
  • 1956: 274,736 tons, 887 men
  • 1957: 247,741 tons, 889 men
  • 1958: 262,234 tons, 895 men (max)
  • 1959: 266,251 tons, 882 men
  • 1960: 282,457 tons, 811 men
  • 1961: 176,368 tons, 716 men
  • 1962: 112,219 tons, 447 men. 
    Production ceased October 1962.

Agents:

  • John Jackson Agent 1886-
  • SC Haigh (80) Agent 1928-1932
  • G Nicholson (3964) Agent 1918-1922 and again 1932-1934
  • EL Ford (3984) Agent 1922-1924 and 1925-
  • George W Dickinson (255) Agent 1924-1925
  • William Mitton (927) Agent 1934-1940
  • GF Gardner (1333) Agent 1940-1951
  • Len Gross (2351) Agent 1952-1957.

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers:

  • JS Rayner (3077) Sub-Area Manager 1947-1953
  • George P Thompson (2914)  1953-1954
  • AG Douthwaite 1954-1957
  • Len Gross (2351) Acting Group Manager 1957
  • Frank T Murphy (4644) Group Manager 1957-1962.

Managers for Parkhouse:

  • Thos Dacre Croudace (639 Service cert) Manager pre 1883-1888
  • John Peter Jackson (332) Managing Partner -1886
  • WBM Jackson Manager (2374) 1888-1898 for all Co pits
  • for Morton and Parkhouse only:JT Browne (785) 1898-1900
  • WH Mascall (810) 1900-1907
  • RH Ferens (1810) 1907-1910
  • for Parkhouse only G Nicholson (255) 1910-1915
  • for Morton also, PG Vickers (1767) 1915-1916
  • for Clay Cross No2/4 also, G Nicholson (3964) 1916-1917
  • EL Ford (3984) 1917-1919
  • SC Haigh (80) 1919-1928 then Manager and Agent 1928-1932
  • W Marsh (1657) Manager for Parkhouse, Bonds Main and Clay Cross No2 1932-1935
  • CB Hopkin (2637) Manager for new combine Clay Cross (Parkhouse) No2 and 7 1935-1938
  • CPW Frew (2902) Manager 1938-1940
  • A McNeish (1653) Manager 1940-1943 and 1944-1947
  • Arthur W Baddeley (2543) Manager 1943-1944
  • from 1949 known as Parkhouse: Sid C Carter (2979) Manager 1947-1955 (transferred to Creswell)
  • Cyril Hazlehurst (4443) Manager 1955-1960
  • William H Southern (2602) 1960-1962. 

Undermanagers for Parkhouse

  • George Dunn (service cert) pre 1887-1889
  • Alf Heslington (731) 1889
  • George Dunn (service cert) 1890-1891
  • Alf Heslington (731) again 1891-1906
  • T Savage (2nd) 1906-1907
  • Alf Heslington (731) again 1907-1913
  • JW Spark (2nd) 1913-1916
  • Alf Heslington (731) again 1916-1926
  • JH Clarke (2nd) 1927-1928
  • Jos Ridgeway (2nd) 1928-1934
  • A Sharman (2nd) 1934-1935
  • GFP Vardy (2nd) 1936-1938
  • F Brown (2nd) 1938-1953
  • Len E Fletcher (3059) 1953-1955
  • L Hayes (5679) 1955-1960
  • CA Hall (6155) 1960-1962 .

Surveyors included:   … CF Mason (2684) 1950s-1963.

Fatal Accidents:

  • Robert Kane (..?) 10/1/1858
  • John Hill (40) and Richard Carr (55) 12/5/1860
  • Jonathan Davison (..?) 9/4/1863
  • Thomas Britton (13) 10/7/1863
  • John Johnson (20) 21/7/1863
  • William Cutts (13) 10/12/1863
  • George Chaklam (..?) -/11/1866
  • James Banner (14) 2/8/1867
  • Abner Stanley (33) 1/5/1867
  • Daniel Hunt (16) 7/8/1867
  • Thomas Clark (..?) 10/11/1867
  • John Blankley (..?) 27/1/1868
  • John Windle (14) 1-10/7/1868
  • John Finney (..?) and John Holmes (..?) killed in cage accident 7/7/1868
  • William Allen (..?) -/8/1868
  • Peter Kyte (40) 17/12/1868
  • Henry Lord (..?) 13/7/1869
  • George Kesteven (18) 10/9/1869
  • - Smith (20) 1/10/1869
  • Frank Smith (..?) 26/2/1870
  • James Tern (..?) 26/4/1870
  • - England (..?) 1/7/1870
  • Jonathan Holbrook (14) 4/8/1871
  • James Haslam (40) roof fall 13/3/1871
  • James Wright (30) fall of coal 4/1/1872
  • George Over (..?) 16/5/1872
  • William Warren (35) 20/6/1872
  • William Price (45) 6/9/1872
  • William Truelove (..?) 10/2/1873
  • William Stacey (58) 18/10/1874
  • Thos Bettison (31) fall of roof 17/2/1876
  • Enoch Payton (30) fall of roof 29/2/1876
  • John Checklin (41) fall of roof 14/9/1876
  • John Wright (21) fall of roof 8/10/1877
  • Explosion on 7/11/1882 and 43 men were killed
  • Phineas Baker, the “Old Pensioner” (53) Explosion of methane In Memory Phineas
  • William Potter (?) 20/3/1883
  • Frank Shaw (..?) 27/3/1886
  • Thomas Standall Bryan (..?) 10/5/1886; George Holmes (..?) and Augustus Cabit (..?) 15/6/1886
  • George Buckland (55) 12/4/1889
  • James Ball (55) 10/7/1901
  • Richard Francis May (61) 10/3/1917
  • Arthur Minney (19) 8/2/1918
  • Frank Harrison (18) 12/9/1918
  • Charles Whitmore (14) 10/12/1918; ..?...Fred Whileman (28) fall of roof 7/8/1957.

Old pits and shafts nearby were Cliff Lane, Cliff colliery, Elliotts, Newmarket (Cumberland pit), Stretton colliery and Ancient workings and Royal Oak Opencast site. Several Bell pits are shown. Workings from Clay Cross No8 in the Tupton seam were abandoned in 1888

At Furness Clough in North West Derbyshire the White Ash seam 1’ 6” (0.45m) workings were affected by seasonal variation in water that was pumped to a staple pit and gravitated to the river and the old water loose. No1 shaft and workings were waterlogged and no pumping was done after abandonment, worked 1919-7/7/1963, Surveyor John Mort (187) 28/6/1965; No1 adit, No3 shaft were to the South East. (Furness Vale Colliery and Fireclay Works), Furness Vale, RE Knowles and Co. Also shown on the plan is Ringstones shaft. HMI JS Griffiths 14/7/1965.


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