1) In a colliery context, small huts used for accommodation and warmth when they were not working.
In Staffordshire this was said to be a small hut ‘found on every pit bank and used for shelter and warmth by colliers’. In west Yorkshire a pit in Farnley was called the Cabin pit in 1690, and 1s 8d was spent there in 1704 on a cabin making. In Tong, in 1762, the cost of the cabbin shifting was just 6d and the inference is that these were not substantial buildings. Colliers certainly used them for accommodation and warmth when they were not working: in Elsecar in 1769 nine pulls of soft coals [were] burnt in the cabin when the work was standing .