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THis historical note gives an idea of the vastness of the Kirkless site.
1886 Kirkless has 10 blast furnaces 5 - 80ft high, 5 - 65ft high, 670 beehive coke ovens
1887 Alexandra Pit deepened to Arley Seam
1887 LNWR Amberswood East Jct to Standish Jct opened for passengers
1890 Steelworks opens with 5 open hearth furnaces
1891 Hindley Deep Pit and California Pits close
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