Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Industrial Archaeology: Brandy Bottom Pit and Ram Hill Colliery

On Saturday July 6, 2019
Steve Hillyard, Avon Industrial Buildings Trust.
Walk

A guided tour of both sites.  Brandy Bottom Pit is a rare example a 19th century colliery which retains its layout and all the main buildings. Ram Hill Colliery operated from the late 17th century and has a number of visible remains including the horse gin, the shaft and tramway lines. The site is designated as an Ancient Monument by English Heritage.

Meet at Brandy Bottom Pit at 2.00 pm and allow two hours to undertake both visits.  The site is located at Cox Grove Hill, Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire near the railway bridge.  There is a downloadable map available on the AIBT website.  Stout footware and old clothing is recommended.  A charge of £8 per head will be made to cover the visits to both sites.  A BAAS representative, to act as a focal nominee for the visit is yet to be identified and we hope to resolve this later.  The actual tour will be guided by Steve Hillyard.

Please note the following key considerations: 

There are no refreshments (please bring your own if required) or toilet facilities at either site.

Parking at both sites is limited.

In the event of very poor weather the visit may not prove practical.