Possible Charcoal burning site, SE of Wappenbury Wood

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a coal mine dating to the Imperial period, recorded in place name evidence. The site lies to the south east of Wappenbury Wood. It is possibly refers to charcoal burning.

Notes about this historic site

1 Mid 19th century sketch plan of Wappenbury shows two fields centered on the above grid reference called Cole Pit Coppice Close, and Cole Pit Close.
2 It is assumed they refer, as they are adjoining, to the same site. No indication of it is to be seen now.
3 Extremely unlikely to refer to coal as the nearest known deposits are to the north of Coventry. Possibly refers to a Charcoal burning site.

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