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New Lount Closed (Leicestershire) After 44 Years

New Lount colliery (Leicestershire Colliery and Pipe Co Ltd) (Leicestershire) sunk / opened 1924, was closed on 23rd July 1968. Mine located at Newbold, north of Coleorton. Position No1 shaft 43/3918/969475 120 yds (110m), No2 43/3918/958451, 149 yds (136.25m), Surface drift 43/3918/933304 top, 43/3917/753960 bottom driven in 1956.

Seams Worked

  • Upper Roaster
  • Lower Roaster
  • Roaster
  • Nether Lount 5’ 3” (1.60m)
  • Yard bat 4” (0.10m) coal 2’ 8” (0.81m)
  • Middle Lount coal 1’ 0” (0.30m), dirt 1” (0.02m), coal 4’ 0” (1.22m).
  • Last 3 seams abandoned 23/7/1968.

Pillar and stall working to 1933. Prior to electrically or hydraulically operated or air leg boring all the holes had to be drilled by hand as shown in the photograph. Dozens of long auger holes drilled in the Yard seam to left and right of a roadway in 1962. Cores of coal as in the photo were obtained.
There were workings pre 1834 surrounding the mine.
The depth of cover to the Trias water-bearing rock was only 60 feet (18.3m) in Nether Lount seam. High Main 6' 6" (2m) started in 1957.
At Lount colliery 3 surface drifts to the Middle Lount seam were driven in 1924 and a further one in 1957.
A belt weigher was installed in 1957.
A new fan was operational in 1958.
Self advancing chocks were introduced in 1957 and a new surface stockyard constructed in the same year.
A Midget miner was introduced in 1958.
A dust suppression hood was fitted to a shearer drum as an experiment in 1958.
It paved the way for this type of action to cut down the dust created at the cutter picks.
A Collins Midget Miner was installed in 1962 and worked successfully.
Demolition of the colliery was in 1970.
The Dog Lount opencast site working the Nether Lount seam found extensive uncharted workings from pre 1834.
Clay seals were put on at the lowest point of the opencast excavation as a barrier against surface water that could be a danger to workings from deep pits on the lowside.
Smoile colliery 3 shafts app position E439300 N319800 and Smoile colliery Lount Wood shaft app E439300 N319230, pumping station 60,000 gals per day.

Manpower: Leicestershire Colliery and Pipe Co Ltd:

  • 1924: 96 u/g, 77 s/f
  • 1925: 368 u/g, 113 s/f
  • 1926: 466 u/g, 132 s/f
  • 1927: 622 u/g, 164 s/f
  • 1928: 786 u/g, 194 s/f
  • 1929: 877 u/g, 234 s/f
  • 1930: + ironstone 731 u/g, 215 s/f
  • 1931: 807 u/g, 227 s/f
  • 1932: 960 u/g, 232 s/f
  • 1933: 822 u/g, 190 s/f
  • 1934: 871 u/g, 172 s/f
  • 1935: 851 u/g, 184 s/f
  • 1936: 868 u/g, 179 s/f
  • 1937: 833 u/g, 192 s/f
  • 1938: 805 u/g, 211 s/f
  • 1939: 845 u/g, 266 s/f
  • 1941: 781 u/g, 253 s/f
  • 1942: 815 u/g, 247 s/f
  • 1945: 852 u/g, 251 s/f
  • NCB Leicestershire Area: 1947: 858 u/g, 279 s/f
  • 1948: 850 u/g, 250 s/f
  • NCB No7 Area: 1950: 864 u/g, 208 s/f
  • 1951: 770 192 s/f
  • 1955: 777 u/g, 170 s/f
  • 1956: 753 u/g, 167 s/f
  • 1957: 703 u/g, 159 s/f
  • 1958: 690 u/g, 158 s/f
  • 1961: 569 u/g, 135 s/f
  • 1962: 546 u/g, 123 s/f
  • 1963: 532 u/g, 126 s/f
  • 1964: 514 u/g, 118 s/f
  • 1965: 483 u/g, 158 s/f
  • 1966: 443 u/g, 147 s/f
  • South Midlands Area: 1967: 443 u/g, 147 s/f
  • 1968: 399 Middle Lount, Nether Lount and Yard seams, 138 s/f.

Agents:

  • W Taylor (3338) 1928-1933
  • J Johnston (873) 1933-1936
  • T Gray (2758) 1936-1937
  • LD James (2806) 1937-1939
  • WH Napier 1939-1946.

Group Managers:

  • John J Torrance (2803) Area Manager 1947
  • Jabez Emmerson JP (1212) 1948-1957
  • Jack EM Chapman (1734) 1957-1965
  • Arthur Summers (4896) 1965-1967.

Managers:

  • W Taylor (3338) 1924-1933
  • J Johnston (873) 1933-1936
  • T Gray (2758) 1936-1937
  • LD James (2806) 1937-1939 and Agent
  • CWL Dudgeon (1823) 1940-1945
  • Peter L Richardson (3242) 1945-1966 (promoted to Group Manager)
  • Ken Bradford (5553) 1966-1967
  • Jim A Tait (5758) 1968.

Undermanagers:

  • J Bamborough (3530) transferred from Manager of Old Lount 1924-1933
  • MA Greenhall (8172 2nd) 1925-1936
  • FG Cutts (1487) 1929-1930
  • R Learmouth (1432 / 2nd) 1930-1933
  • CWL Dudgeon (1823) 1936-1940 (promoted to Manager)
  • WH Jones (4006 / 2nd and 3632 / 1st ) 1941-1943
  • J Steele (2759 / 2nd) -1947
  • H Burnett (3971 / 2nd) 1947-1955
  • C Shaw (2835 / 2nd) 1956-1958
  • F Gregory (5757 / 2nd) 1948 - 1960
  • Len Collier (7222) 1959-1961
  • Ken Bradford (5553) 1958-1962
  • D Nev Rady (7297) 1962-1966
  • Tommy D Richardson (8265) 1966-1967
  • Terry F Gregory (7955) 1968 (to Manager Tilmanstone, returned as Area Safety Engineer).

Surveyors:

  • Roland Derek Taylor (3305) (from Merrylees, transferred to Donisthorpe).

Fatal Accidents New Lount:

  • Bernard Remnoch (?) miner, fall of roof 3/11/1933.
  • Joseph Robinson (52), miner, Injury to right hand, cut by a stone 2/12/1935, died from blood poisoning from a septic hand 29/5/1936.
  • Edward Marshall (41) struck on the head by a large stone weighing approximately 1 ton , -/11/1941, buried13/11/1941.
  • James Henry Cowell Liquorish (36), miner killed by fall of stone 13/11/1941.
  • Andrew Law Ford (41), Undermanager killed by fall of roof whilst inspecting, -/10/1943.
  • William Eaton (41) miner, fall of roof 22/2/1955.
  • Ralph Ernest Liquorice (55) miner, killed by fall 18/2/1957.

Newbold Heritage Group Have Installed a Heritage Trail on the Site of the New Lount Colliery =>

 

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