Selby Coalfield Sites 2018

Selby coalfield, the largest and most modern in Europe, was developed between 1972 and 1984, and by 1990 was producing 15 million tonnes of coal for the nearby power stations of Drax, Ferrybridge  and Eggborough. 

By 2004 the mines had closed. Over 30 photographs of the sites in 2018 will shortly be available elsewhere on this website.

Gascoigne Wood was the coal exit point and is now a secure road and rail trans-shipment depot.

The North Selby Mine at Escrick is now unused and derelict, and most buildings have been removed.

The Riccall Mine site is now the A19 industrial and recycling centre, and community buildings, known as Riccall Regen, have been provided in Riccall village.

The Stillingfleet Mine generates electricity from methane gas which still rises from the mine.

The Whitemoor Mine is an industrial development site.

The Whistow Mine is now a transport depot.


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