Baggeridge Colliery

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Baggeridge Colliery was a colliery located in Sedgley, Staffordshire (was West Midlands), England.

Black Country Pit[edit]

It was opened in 1899, adjacent to Gospel End Village more than a mile west of Sedgley village centre, and on its closure on 2 March 1968[1] was the last remaining pit in the Black Country, marking the end of an era stretching some 300 years.[2]

For the last two years of its existence, it was situated within the boundaries of Seisdon as part of a local government reorganisation. It also remained part of Staffordshire after 1974, when Sedgley became part of the new West Midlands county.

Baggeridge Country Park[edit]

The former coalfields are now the site of Baggeridge Country Park, landscaped with a lake, wooded areas and walkways; work commenced in 1981 and the new country park was officially opened by The Princess Anne on 17 June 1983.

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Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 2°08′53″W / 52.533°N 2.148°W / 52.533; -2.148