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Situated on the right of the canal towpath is land once owned by the Kirkless Hall Coal and Iron Company. It mined the special Cannel Coal. Cannel Coal was mined not just at this site but also within the grounds of Haigh. Cannel is a coal so clean to touch that many statues have been carved from it and even the ladies toilet seats at Haigh Hall were once made from it. So clean it would not dirty the Victorian dresses.
The Kirkless Hall Coal and Iron Company diversified in 1850 to producing iron from 280 coke ovens.

Replied: 12th Dec 2008 at 15:24

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