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Clipstone Headstocks

Updated: Feb 16, 2020

The Clipstone Colliery Headstocks, Europe’s tallest coal mining headstocks at over 200 feet, stand abandoned. Still and silent in the village of Clipstone in Nottinghamshire, England.

The Headstocks at Clipstone are a reminder of the village's proud mining heritage, and now a survey has been launched to find out resident’s views on the landmark.

The Clipstone Colliery Regeneration Group (CCRG) have released a survey to ask residents what they want to see in the future for the Grade II-listed Clipstone Colliery Headstocks and adjoining buildings.

The survey has been delivered to every household in Clipstone.

The CCRG are hoping that by redevolping the site, Clipstone will attract investment, jobs and opportunities for residents.

In March, the group were awarded £142,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a feasibility study, to see if it would be viable to transform Clipstone Colliery into an activity centre.

Now, the CCRG want to find out what residents think about the four proposed options for the site.

The options are:

  • An adventure centre

  • A business hub for small start up businesses

  • A community hub which could potentially include a heritage centre, art gallery and cafe

  • A learning centre, teaching skills linked to science, technology and engineering.