Brandy Bottom Colliery

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<googlemap lat="51.48459" lon="-2.458963"> 51.492319, -2.45921, Brandy Bottom Colliery </googlemap>

To Mangotsfield: Shortwood Brickworks
To Yate:Coxgrove Hill

History

One of the oldest collieries in the area, this pit was originally known as Brandy Bottom Pit, before becoming known as Parkfield South Colliery. By 1899, and as Parkfield Colliery (which was to the north) expanded, all coal was extracted from the northern pithead while Brandy Bottom was retained only for pumping and ventilation. The pit finally closed in 1936.

1990s Gallery

2005 Gallery