Mining UK Bristol, Somerset, Mendips & Dorset [USED] The Bristol Coalfield

[USED] The Bristol Coalfield

[USED] The Bristol Coalfield
SKU 409522
Weight 0.73 kg
 
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John Cornwell, Hb, 246 x 174 mm, 142 pp, Publisher Landmark 2003


The Bristol Coalfield by John Cornwell. It is the first illustrated history of the former coalfield. John was an authority on the subject, running Bristol Mining Archives, offering professional advice on previous mining activity to solicitors, developers etc. The book contains mainly unpublished photographs, covering many subjects pits, remaining features, some underground scenes, excavations etc. The book covers the history of mining since the 1600s, and includes details of some 40 Newcomen engines; the houses for a few are still standing. Their existence has been largely unknown to technical historians, and they do not figure in the standard histories of the engine. 40 pits detailed & 120 Photographs.
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