Out for a walk along the Sutton Brook Greenway on the Parr side. When I found a three quarter bat brick. However, I then spotted a full brick down the embankment that had been thrown there by workers putting up a fence. On closer inspection of the brickwork after a bit of clean it was a Midland Brick Company NCB Ackton Hall Brick. I later researched the brick and it was made at Ackton Hall Colliery Brickworks, Featherstone, West Yorkshire. The NCB stands for the National Coal Board who owned a a number of collieries that were later sold to the Butterley Brick Co.
Historically, it appears that Ackton Hall Colliery was sunk around 1877 and much later closed after the miners strike in 1985.
Not sure what buildings was there before the new estate was built in Parr.
Location: Sutton Brook, Parr St Helens.
Photographer: Philip Wilkinson