Located in the village of Clipstone, a short distance from Nottingham, sits the remains of Clipstone Colliery.
It was built in 1926 on the grounds of Clipstone Army Camp by the Bolsover Mining Company (BMC). The Colliery remained in the hands of the BMC until 1947 when ownership was passed onto the National Coal Board (which would later become the British Coal Corporation).
The Colliery closed in 1993 and was re-opened in 1994, this time under the ownership of RJB Mining (who would later change their name to UK Coal).
In its heyday the shafts were as deep as 920 meters.
The Colliery finally closed in 2003 and much of the site has been demolished. The headstocks (grade II listed and said to be the tallest in Europe/third tallest in the world) along with a few of the surrounding buildings still remain, but are in terrible condition.
As of yet, it is unknown what is going to happen to the site.
Most information came from here
Visited with Arnie and Saxo.
The headstocks are around 65 meters tall
Most of the site is stripped and vandalized
Arnie and Saxo looking for a way up
Clipstone from above
Sorry for the shiteness of pictures - no tripod and crap lighting = I couldn't really be arsed. I'm sure the other guys will have some nice shots for you.
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