Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Cumberland's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Metalliferous 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 Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, in Cumberland, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Agent
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Ayle Burn
Alston
Alston Mining Co. Ltd., 6, Booth St., Manchester

4
3
Zinc

Barrowmouth
Whitehaven
Joseph Robinson and Co. Ltd., 39, Lowther St., Carlisle
J.R. Thomlinson
2
4
Gypsum

Bigrigg
Bigrigg
Lord Leconfield, Lowther St., Whitehaven
William D. Davidson
74
23
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Birks
Frizington
Frizington Mining Co. Ltd., 36, Lowther St., Whitehaven
Isaac Kitchin
60
15
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Blagill
Alston
W.D. Stephens and Co., Tynemouth
John Peart
3
0
Barytes

Cashwell
Alston
Charles W. Bell, Alston
Joseph Walton
10
5
Lead

Church
Cleator Moor
Lord Leconfield, Lowther St., Whitehaven
William S. Davidson
0
0
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)
Pumping only. Included in Crowgarth
Cleator, Nos. 6, 21 and 24 Pits
Cleator
Cleator Iron Ore Co., Cleator, Cumberland
Wm. Dixon
81
34
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Craig Green
Alston
Pritchard & Co., 99, Pilgrim St., Newcastle-on-Tyne
William Bell
2
0
Lead
Exploring
Crossfell
Alston
Crossfell Mining Co., Alston
W. Williams
0
0
Lead
Standing
Crossfield
Cleator Moor
Crossfield Mines, Cleator Moor, Cumberland
John McKellar Main
85
19
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Cross Gill
Alston
Cross Gill Mining Co., Alston
Wallace Millican
2
0
Lead
Exploring
Crossgill
Frizington
Parkside Mining Co., 36, King St., Whitehaven
George Scoular
41
5
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Crowgarth
Cleator Moor
Lord Leconfield, Lowther St., Whitehaven
William S. Davidson
46
15
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Dubb
Honister
Buttermere Green Slate Co. Ltd., Keswick
Bennett Johns
0
0
Slate
Included in Honister
Eskett Park
Eskett
Eskett Iron Ore Co. Ltd., Workington
Hugh Barbour
95
15
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Falcon
Egremont
Wyndham Mining Co. Ltd., Egremont, Cumberland
Joseph Adair, jun.
115
7
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Frizington Parks
Frizington
Chas. Cammell and Co. Ltd., Bigrigg, Cumberland
Frederick Hall
95
11
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Gillfoot Park
Egremont
Gillfoot Park Mining Co., Egremont, Cumberland
James Stout
165
25
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Glebe
Cleator
S. & J. Lindow, Cleator, Cumberland
W.K. Bouch, Agent
A. Richardson, Manager
27
6
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Goose Green
Frizington
Chas. Cammell and Co. Ltd., Bigrigg, Cumberland
Frederick Hall
15
5
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

High House
Frizington
Fletcher's High House Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland
Jos. H. Woolcock
73
18
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Hodbarrow
Millom
Hodbarrow Mining Co. Ltd., Millom, Cumberland
Cedric Vaughan, Agent
Thomas Rich, Manager
1117
318
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Holebeck
Frizington
Dalmellington Iron Co., Ayr, N.B.
Jos. H. Woolcock
46
12
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Honister
Honister
Buttermere Green Slate Co. Ltd., Keswick
Bennett Johns
58
47
Slate

Horse Edge
Alston
Ed. Atkinson and Co., Surbiton, Surrey
John Peart
0
0
Umber
Standing
Jacktrees
Cleator Moor
Carron Iron Co., Carron, Stirlingshire
Wm. Watson
50
18
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Kelton
Lamplugh
Wm. Baird and Co. Ltd., Rowrah, Cockermouth
Wm. Rankin
77
39
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Knothill
Cotehill
Jos. Robinson and Co. Ltd., 39, Lowther St., Carlisle
J.R. Thomlinson
5
16
Gypsum

Knockmurton
Lamplugh
Wm. Baird and Co. Ltd., Rowrah, Cockermouth
Wm. Rankin
0
0
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)
Included in Kelton
Longland
Cleator
S. & J. Lindow, Cleator, Cumberland
W.K. Bouch, Agent
A. Richardson, Manager
38
14
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Long Meg Drift
Little Salkeld
Long Meg Plaster Co., Lazonby, R.S.O.
A.K. Busby
12
0
Gypsum

Lonsdale
Frizington
Lonsdale Mining Co. Ltd., 46, Lowther St., Whitehaven
Walker and Selkirk, Agents
John Teasdale, Manager
46
14
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Mowbray
Frizington
Chas. Cammell and Co. Ltd., Bigrigg, Cumberland
Frederick Hall
40
8
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Margaret
Winder
Cleator Iron Ore Co., Cleator, Cumberland
Wm. Dixon
140
26
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Montreal, Nos. 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 12 Pits
Cleator Moor
John Stirling, Montreal Mines, Whitehaven
John Jenkins
206
92
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Moor Row
Moor Row
Exors. of the late Thos. Hy. Dalzell, Moor Row, Cumberland
Wm. Dixon
31
8
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Moss Bay
Woodend
Moss Bay Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Workington
Thomas Allen
81
16
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Nenthead
Nenthead, Alston
Vieille Montagne Zinc Co., Nenthead, Alston
C. Fernau
289
198
Lead and Zinc Ore

Nentsbury
Alston
Nentsbury Mining Co. Ltd., Townhead, Alston
William Thompson
22
11
Lead and Zinc Ores, and Barytes

New Parkside
Frizington
New Parkside Mining Co. Ltd., 46, Lowther Street, Whitehaven
Walker and Selkirk, Agents
John Teasdale, Manager
23
6
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Ousby
Alston
Ardlee Head Mining Co., Alston
John Chapplow, St. Andrew's Square, Penrith



Standing
Pallaflat
Bigrigg
Pallaflat Iron Ore Co. Ltd., 125, Ramsden Square, Barrow-in-Furness
W.B. Peat & Co., Agents
James B. Kitchin, Manager
86
14
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Park House
Bigrigg
Chas. Cammell and Co. Ltd., Bigrigg, Cumberland
Frederick Hall
46
8
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Parkside
Frizington
Parkside Mining Co., 36, King Streeet, Whitehaven
George Scoular
96
23
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Postlethwaite's Eskett
Eskett
Postlethwaite's Eskett Mining Co., Frizington, Cumberland
James Harper
109
29
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Postlethwaite's Moor Row
Moor Row
Miles Postlethwaite, 58, Roper Street, Whitehaven
Kendall & Main, Agents
Wm. James, Manager
81
31
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Riggs Head
Borrowdale
Wm. Layland, Borrowdale, Keswick
Wm. Layland
3
5
Slate

Rodderup Fell
Alston
Rodderup Fell Lead Mining Co., Alston
Joseph Walton
8
8
Lead Ore

Rowfoot
Cleator
S. & J. Lindow, Cleator, Cumberland
W.K. Bouch, Agent
A. Richardson, Manager
22
4
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Salter Hall
Salter
Wyndham Mining Co. Ltd., Egremont, Cumberland
Joseph Adair, jun.
30
20
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Sir John Walsh
Bigrigg
S. & J. Lindow, Cleator, Cumberland
W.K. Bouch, Agent
A. Richardson, Manager
15
6
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Southam
Bigrigg
Southam Hematite Co. Ltd., 58, Roper Street, Whitehaven
Kendall and Main, Agents
Jas. Nichol, Manager
21
22
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Syke House
Bigrigg
S. & J. Lindow, Cleator, Cumberland
W.K. Bouch, Agent
A. Richardson, Manager
35
5
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Thornthwaite
Keswick
F.W. Crewdson, Kendal
A. Wilson
26
16
Lead and Zinc Ores

Three Toms
Gosforth
Gosforth Mining Co., Gosforth, Cumberland
Thos. Watson
2
0
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)
Exploring
Threlkeld
Keswick
Threlkeld Mining Co. Ltd., Keswick
Wm. Bawden
86
35
Lead and Zinc Ores

Winder
Winder
Parkside Mining Co., 36, King Street, Whitehaven
George Scoular
58
14
Iron Ore (Red Oxide)

Woodend
Woodend
Sir. Jas. Bain and Co., Harrington
Isaac Pattinson
143
25
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Wyndham
Egremont
Wyndham Mining Co. Ltd., Egremont, Cumberland
Joseph Adair, Jun.
60
29
Iron Ore (Red Hematite)

Yewthwaite
Honister
Buttermere Green Slate Co. Ltd., Keswick
Bennett Johns
0
0
Slate
Included in Honister
Yewthwaite
Keswick
Derwentwater Copper, Lead and Zinc Ore Co. Ltd., Keswick




Standing
Total
4203
1347

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