Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Cumberland's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by John L. Hedley, H.M.Inspector for the Newcastle District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Cumberland, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Allhallows
Mealsgate
Allerdale Coal Co. Ltd., Workington
Wm. Semple
John Walker
372
75
Coal, H & S

Alston Drift
Alston
Wm. Benson, Alston
David Smith

18
1
Coal, M

Asby
Asby
Asby Colliery Co. Ltd., 49, Lowther St., Whitehaven
Robt. Nixon
Geo. Ashbridge
40
7
Coal, H & S

Birkby Drift
Birkby
Steele and Beveridge. Birkby, near Maryport
John Steele

20
13
Coal, M, Fireclay

Bishop Hill
Brampton
Thompson and Sons, Brampton Junction
Thos. Croudace

10
1
Coal, M

Bolton
Mealsgate
Jos. Faulder, Mealsgate, by Carlisle
Jos. Faulder

8
4
Coal, H

Brayton Domain, No. 3
Aspatria
Jos. Harris, Brayton Domain Colliery, Aspatria
G.H. Askew
Josh. Temperley
194
113
Coal, C, G, H & S

Brayton Domain, No. 4
Aspatria
Jos. Harris, Brayton Domain Colliery, Aspatria
G.H. Askew
Thos. Hillary
176
84
Coal, G, H & S

Broughton Moor
Broughton Moor
Flimby and Broughton Moor Coal and Firebrick Co. Ltd., Maryport
Arthur Hassam
Wm. Thompson
393
40
Coal, H & S

Buckhill
Great Broughton
Allerdale Coal Co. Ltd., Workington
James Ramsay
Wm. Graham
281
56
Coal, G, C, H & S, Fireclay

Camerton
Camerton
J.R. Mutch, Camerton Colliery, Workington
James Clark
Geo. Clark
190
30
Coal, H & S, Fireclay

Clifton
Great Clifton
Allerdale Coal Co. Ltd., Workington
James Ramsay
Jas. Wilson
258
78
Coal, C, H & S, Fireclay

Croft
Sandwith
Whitehaven Colliery Co., Whitehaven
Wm. Redshaw
Thos. Parker
452
112
Coal, H & S

Crosby, No. 1
Crosby
Lonsdale Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Whitehaven
Thos. McDonald

22
15
Coal, C, G, H & S, Fireclat
Closing
Crosshow
Dearham
Dearham Colliery Co. Ltd., Custom House Buildings, Maryport
Thos. Steele

54
24
Coal, H

Dean Moor
Dean Moor
Dean Moor Colliery Co., Wright Green, via Cockermouth
R. Cruddace

22
5
Coal, H & S

Ellen
Bullgill
Lonsdale Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Whitehaven
James Penn
Joshua Mulcaster
Wm. Penn
154
56
Coal, C, G, H & S

Ellenborough
Maryport
Ellenborough Colliery Co., Maryport
Wm. Semple
David Semple
35
11
Coal, H & M

Gillhead
Flimby
Rd. Graves, Flimby, Maryport
Tom. Thompson

35
7
Coal, M, Fireclay

Greengill
Greengill
J.R. Mutch, Camerton Colliery, Workington
Jas. Clark

17
1
Coal, M, Fireclay

Harrington, No. 5
Harrington
Sir James Bain and Co., Harrington
Wm. Cameron
Thos. Taylor
16
9
Coal, M, Fireclay

Harrington, No. 7
Harrington
Sir James Bain and Co., Harrington
Wm. Cameron
George Millar
101
83
Coal, C, H & S

Harrington, No. 9
Harrington
Sir James Bain and Co., Harrington
Wm. Cameron
Adam Murdock
190
42
Coal, C, G, H & S

Howgill Head
Whitehaven
Whitehaven Firebrick Co., Whitehaven
Ed. McKenzie

8
2
Coal, M, Fireclay

Marron Drift
Marron
Allerdale Coal Co. Ltd., Workington





Exploring
Montreal
Cleator Moor
John Stirling, Montreal Mines, Whitehaven
C.T. Kearton
Ralph Kearton
81
13
Coal, H & S

Moorhouse Guards
Seaton
Seaton Firebrick Co., Workington
Thos. Fletcher

29
11
Coal, M, Fireclay

Moorside
Arlecdon
Moorside Coal Co., Arlecdon, Cockermouth
Wm. Donaldson


15
Coal, H & S

Oatlands
Pica
Moresby Coal Co. Ltd., Whitehaven
Archd. Thom
John Gatherer
156
68
Coal, C, G, H & S

Outfield
Outfield
Outfield Colliery Co., Dearham, by Carlisle
Matthew Walton
Joseph Roe
58
20
Coal, H & S

Renwick
Renwick
Birkett and Watson, Renwick, via Lazonby
Richd. Mitchell

3
0
Coal, H

Roachburn
Brampton
Thompson and Sons, Brampton Junction
Thos. Croudace
Thos. Grieves
80
66
Coal, H

Robin Hood
Flimby
Flimby and Broughton Moor Coal and Firebrick Co. Ltd., Maryport
Arthur Hassam
John Fawcett
143
57
Coal, C, G, H & S

Rosegill
Crosby
Lonsdale Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Whitehaven
Thos. McDonald

219
50
Coal, C, G, H & S
Closing
Seaton Moor
Seaton Moor
Flimby and Broughton Moor Coal and Firebrick Co. Ltd., Maryport
Arthur Hassam
John Graham
64
9
Coal, M & H, Fireclay

St. Helen's
Workington
St. Helen's Colliery and Brick Works Co. Ltd., Workington
Geo. Scoular
Jos. Morrison
514
149
Coal, C, G, H & S

Townhead
Dearham
Brown Bros. and Co., Dearham, by Carlisle
G.F. Brown

8
3
Coal, H

Walkmill
Walkmill
Moresby Coal Co. Ltd., Whitehaven
Archd. Thom
John Moor
235
107
Coal, C, H & S

Watergate
Flimby
Flimby and Broughton Moor Coal and Firebrick Co. Ltd., Maryport
Arthur Hassam
John Roe
253
74
Coal, C, H & S

Wellington
Whitehaven
Whitehaven Colliery Co., Whitehaven
Ed. Gregory
Jas. Henery
521
136
Coal, C, H & S

William
Whitehaven
Whitehaven Colliery Co., Whitehaven
Jas. Newton
Rd. Harker
449
172
Coal, C, H & S

Total
5979
1819

The initial letters attached to the word "Coal" in the column "Minerals Worked" indicate the kind of Coal produced, as C Coking Coal; G Gas Coal; H Household Coal; M Manufacturing Coal; S Steam Coal.

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