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Brierley is a small village near Barnsley in South Yorkshire England

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Brierley Colliery


Brierley Colliery 1910 to January 31 1947. In 1910 the Hodroyd Coal Company planned a mine in Brierley to take coal from the Shafton seam. Two shafts were sunk to the seam at a depth of 224 yards. A tramway was built to carry the coal to the washer at Ferry Moor. This tramway also carried waste to the tip at Peter Wood. (Ginny run) The mine was bought by the Carlton Main Colliery Company of which Captain Addy was a leading figure. About this time he also bought Brierley Hall and extended it .

The opening of the short-lived colliery resulted in the building of two streets of terraced houses (Hodroyd Cottages) and the opening of the inevitable Co-op. On January 31, 1947, mining ceased at Brierley and the colliery became a training centre.

Transporting coal from Brierley Colliery


Information from Brereley the History of Brierley

Richard Watson & Mary Harrison