Location : SE 01784 65805


There is little information known about Nixon’s shaft, other than a couple of references within British Mining 46 published by the Northern Mines Research Society. Situated close to Yarnbury, a short distance South from Dukes New Road, all that is left of the shaft is a small mound and the remnants of a horse whim. Sunk in June 1822, the shaft was driven to a depth of 91 metres and connected with Dukes Level (Adit Level) for drainage. The horse whim was constructed in October 1822 and the Adit Level was driven on the North Yarnbury Vein, West from Nixon’s towards Barratt’s shaft.