Memorial cap atop the shaft of the closed Shireoaks colliery, and commemorative plate. The original pit shaft was sunk around 1860 (the plate says 1854) when the Duke of Newcastle owned the mineral rights, making it a contemporary of Kiveton colliery. The Duke sold Shireoaks to a new company, the 'Shireoaks Colliery Company' in about 1867. It was privatised circa 1947, and closed circa 1991. See the 1948 map for an idea of its location and extent.