Chisnall Hall pit

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

walked the dog over the old colliery today but realised I didnt know a thing about the history of the pit.
There's a couple of shafts with the usual keep away signs but nothing about the colliery.
Any info anybody ?

Started: 14th Apr 2009 at 17:47

Posted by: explorations (468)

Winder has a section on the pit under 'Mining'.

Replied: 14th Apr 2009 at 22:08

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

had a walk there today - hundreds of trees have been planted since my last visit. I even spotted a couple of deer in the woods.
It's a pleasant and easy walk.

Replied: 8th May 2013 at 21:04

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

should be on places I suppose. but that's life.

Replied: 8th May 2013 at 21:44

Posted by: winder (1293)

i-spy, this is what it looked like when it was in production.
Chisnall Hall

Replied: 9th May 2013 at 13:51

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

cheers winder thanks for the link.
that webpage mentioned by explorations doesn't seem to work any more.

Replied: 9th May 2013 at 16:19

Posted by: winder (1293)

No it doesn't work, i-spy I tried it meself.
There is a new Wigan History site but not much activity on it.

Replied: 9th May 2013 at 20:39

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

Remember in the 1960s the pit rucks were always a reminder that the Standish turn off on the M6 was near.

There's a couple of photos of the colliery on this online photo album that came up with an internet search.

Ted McAvoys

Replied: 10th May 2013 at 08:24

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

thanks for that ayrefield.

found this in the Chorley guardian
Published on 24/12/2012 12:37
A FORMER pit is to become a large flagship community woodland site with more than 60,000 trees.
The old Chisnall Hall colliery at Coppull Moor will have more than 4,000 trees planted there this winter.
This will add to the two fields that have already been planted as the first stage of a masterplan that will eventually see more than 60,000 trees forming a 145-acre site.
There will be thousands of metres of new paths and a viewpoint area where walkers will be able to enjoy panoramas across the county.

Replied: 10th May 2013 at 10:17

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

I've been looking for a video that I thought Mick had done at Chisnall Hall, but I was mistaken, it was a photo he had taken of some bricks in a house gable that had been made at the NCB Hic Bibi brickworks, winder kindly put on a map of the brickworks and Chisnall Hall colliery to show how they were connected to each other by rail.

Hic Bibi Bricks

Wonder if this will become part of the Red Rose Forest, it'll be superb when finished and 60,000 trees will attract a lot of wildlife.

Replied: 10th May 2013 at 14:02

Posted by: winder (1293)

I'd forgotten about this blog on Chisnall Hall pit.
I think old age is catching up.

Replied: 10th May 2013 at 18:32

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I know the feeling winder
I just hope I'm still around to admire the 60,000 trees.

Replied: 10th May 2013 at 21:25

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Went back there today and found the footpath network is vastly improved. Well done whoever is responsible.
All that's needed now is a couple of benches where I can rest my weary bones.

Replied: 17th Sep 2018 at 12:36


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