A conduit for change


Te Conduit Colliery and Norton Canes, as drafted on 1884 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey mapping. Click for a larger version, may take a while on slow connections.

A quick but interesting one – I’ve just dredged the above map out of my stash. This one has a gruesome correction tear, but it shows Norton pretty much as it would have been when the journalist writing for The Graphic visited in 1886.

Lots to spot here, but that’s a big mine with an impressive railhead. Note also the lost canal. An interesting comparison to the mine plot can be made, too.

I’m going to see if I can’t have a bit of overlay fun with this later…

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