Flowery Field Pit was connected by a tramway, about ¾-mile long, to the south side of the Newton Wood Private Branch of the Peak Forest Canal where coal from the pit was loaded into boats. The route of the tramway was to the east of Newton Hall and for part of the way it followed what is now Dukinfield Road. By the time of the Tithe Map of 1847 the tramway appears to be disused and Flowery Field Pit is not shown. However, the occupiers of much of the land were Henry Lees and Samuel Swire, partners in the Dukinfield Coal Company, owners of Flowery Field Pit.
Tithe Map: 1847. Courtesy: Cheshire Archives & Local Studies.
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Black Mine Disaster at Flowery Field Pit
On Friday, 8 April 1842, Flowery Field Pit was the scene of the Black Mine disaster in which 17 miners were killed.
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Two other pits were in the proximity of Flowery Field Pit.
Bayley Field Pit
This pit was situated in the grounds of Bayley Field Mill and the proprietors were T J and John Ashton who were associated with the textile firm of Ashton Brothers & Co. Coal from this pit would have been used to fire the boilers of Bailey Field Mill and the adjoining Carr Field Mill, both of which were owned by Ashton Brothers & Co.
Daisy Field Pit
This pit was situated to the north east of Hyde Park on the far side of the railway line. The proprietors were Booth and Marland (i.e., William Booth and John Marland).