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image for Guided Tour item typeCalifat Coalmine Excavation Guided Tour at Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

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Guided Tour, Sun 21 Jul 2019

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Address

The Mill,
St George's Hill,
Swannington,
Leicestershire,
LE67 8QW

Details

Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine.
Meet at Califat coal mine, near Hough Mill, off St George's Hill, Swannington, LE67 8QW. (Follow
the sign for Hough Mill and Gorse Field or view the map on
https://swannington- heritage.co.uk/visits-events/visit/). The event uses information
from thousands of hours of excavation since 2006, plus hundreds of hours of research. Donations to support our work are appreciated. Booking not required, please arrive in sufficient time to park and reach the start of the tour. This is a Leicestershire and Rutland Festival of Archaeology Event
• Explore two engine house complexes, learn about the two fatal accidents from a guide
dressed as a miner from the 1860s. • The tour includes the miners’ cottages and an 18th century
haystack boiler. • Learn about the latest finds from the excavation team.

Access: terrain around buildings, grass uneven

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 21 Jul 2019 14:00 15:00
Meet at Califat coal mine, near Hough Mill, off St George's Hill, Swannington, LE67 8QW. (Follow
the sign for Hough Mill and Gorse Field or view the map on
https://swannington- heritage.co.uk/visits-events/visit/). The event uses information
from thousands of hours of excavation since 2006, plus hundreds of hours of research. Donations to support our work are appreciated. Booking not required, please arrive in sufficient time to park and reach the start of the tour.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Directions

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Map reference: SK 414170  Lat: 52.74923 Long: -1.38756

Take the A50 out of Leicester, at the Markfield roundabout take the A511 towards Coalville and Ashby, turning right at the roundabout in Coalvilles town centre.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport