Bankend Coal Basin and Pits were situated on the offside of the canal between Newtown and Furness Vale. The later Wood Pit was the most southerly of this group of pits.
Bankend Coal Basin & Pits
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Grid Ref: SK 004 840
Tithe Map: 1851, Ref: EDT 137/2
Courtesy: Cheshire Archives & Local Studies
The note below was issued on Friday, 8 February 1805. It recorded that James Wardle on board Boothman & Kirkby's Boat No. 9 carried 24 tons of fire coals from Bankend on the Upper Peak Forest Canal to Marple. The journey started at Bankend in the presence of William Carlisle and the coals were received at Marple Lime Works by R Goodwin who was Samuel Oldknow's Clerk.
The distance between the pit and Marple is 4 miles 44 chains.