Pinner Chalk Mines


Pinner Chalk Mines by Ken Kirkman - Scanned version of original.

This book provides a fascinating history of the little known chalk mines that lie under the ground in Pinner.

The reason that so few people have ever seen or heard about the chalk mines is that they remain very inaccessible. Even if you squeeze through a manhole you need a certain amount of fitness to lower and raise yourself 15 metres down and up a swinging, rotating mountaineering ladder. And of course not everyone likes climbing down shafts and entering dark holes under the ground!

The benefit of these restrictions is that the Pinner mines are in a remarkable state of preservation... and the underground workings are very much as the miners left them 120 to 200 years ago. Chapters include:

Flint and chalk before 1547 1547-1830 From Waxwell to Pinner Common 1830-1879 The Mining Years The 1900's - Surveys and Revelations Waxwell today The Montesole Allotments Mine today Pinner Common The Pinner Hill Farm Mine today The Albury Drive Mine today The Dingles Mine today and more!


Supplied by: Pinner Local History Society

Format: Edelivery

Product Ref: PIN-1012