Berryhill Fields – History and Archaeology
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Authors: Bill Klemperer & Alison Parkes
Foreword by Rory McGrath
The moated manor house
The main building
How were dovecotes used?
Why did they fall out of use?
What were ovens used for?
The fish ponds
What was the site used for?
Rural Berryhill: the 16th to 18th centuries
Farms and families
Wills and inventories 1575 to 1799
Berry Hill Farm
Hall Hill Farm
20th Century Surveys – Land Valuation Survey 1910 – National Farm Survey 1940-1943
Early history of mining on Berryhill
The importance of mining on Berryhill in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Berry Hill Collieries
Brookhouse and Botteslow Collieries
Fenton Park Colliery
Lawn and Glovers Farm Collieries
Accidents and incidents
The Mossfield Colliery disaster 1889
The dark side of life above ground