Morse's Level

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Morses Level was driven by George Morse, a free miner of Yorkley, in about 1832 to work the Yorkley Seam of the Pennant Group. It was worked by the Blakeney and Forest of Dean Coal Co. Ltd from 1864-1869, and Howbeach Collieries Co. Ltd in the 1920s. The level trends southwards for 900 yards in the Yorkley Seam, and then southeast to cut the Coleford High Delf Seam. It has recently (1990s) been worked as a free mine, but is currently (2002) inactive. Good. The stone drift entrance (gated), complete with tramway tracks, is in good condition. (May 2002)

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