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Fence Colliery

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Fence Colliery was a small colliery sunk at the lower end of the village of Fence, South Yorkshire, England alongside the main Sheffield to Worksop road in the 1840s, shortly before the opening of the North Midland Railway through the Rother Valley.

It started operations in the 1840s, but closed as a coal producing unit in 1904, coal from its reserves being brought to the surface at Orgreave. It was retained as a pumping station.[1]


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