History

The area to the north of the railway line, 67 hectares in total, was formerly occupied by Glasshoughton colliery in the west and Glasshoughton coking works to the east together with some associated colliery spoil tips, railway sidings and areas of undeveloped land. The coke works was closed in the early 1980's and the colliery ceased working at the end of the same decade. The southern area, 73 hectares in total, was previously farmland with a sewage works to the west of Carr Beck. During the active years of the colliery and coke works, this area was used for the disposal of mine and cokeworks waste, resulting in the formation of lagoons and tips up to 30 metres above natural ground level.

Initial Enquiries to Knight Frank - Leeds office