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Pentrich Colliery Co

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1917. Pentrich engine house.


1841 Francis Thompson (1747-1809) built an atmospheric engine at Oakerthorpe Colliery in 1791 which was subsequently moved to Pentrich Colliery (for a description of the engine as it was seen in the early 20th century see The Engineer 1917/01/19).

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