Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

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Dorset's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Purbeck Stone Mines

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From the Tables compiled by Joseph S. Martin, H.M. Inspector for the South Western District in his Report for 1896


List of Purbeck Stone Mines worked under the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, in Dorset, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Agent
Workers
Minerals Worked
U/G
Sur.
Balls, J.
Blackland
James Ball, Blackland, Langton Matravers

2
1
Stone
Benfield's, J. & S.
Cowlease
Joseph and Seth Benfield, Langton Matravers, Wareham

2
4
Stone
Bonfield's, Albert
Greasehead
A. Bonfield, Greasehead, Herston, Swanage

2
3
Stone
Bonfield's, J.W.
Belle Vue Farm, Herston
J. Warren Bonfield, Herston, Swanage

3
4
Stone
Bonfield's, J.
Belle Vue Fields
Joseph Bonfield, Herston, Swanage



Stone
Bower's, A.
Seacombe Stone Quarry
Ambrose Bower, Winspit, Worth Matravers

1
1
Stone
Bower's, F.
Court Ground
Frederick Bower, 4, Mill Terrace, Swanage

2
1
Stone
Bower's, H. & J.
Woodclose, Downsvein
Henry and James Bower, Langton Matravers, Wareham

2
0
Stone
Bower's, T.
Gully, Coombe
Thomas Bower, Coombe, Langton

2
1
Stone
Bower's, T.W.
Langton, near Corfe Castle
T.W. Bower, Langton, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Briddle's, J.
Eastington Farm, Langton
John Briddle, Langton, Wareham

1
1
Stone
Brown's, A.
Langton
Albert Brown, Langton, Wareham

0
0
Stone
Brown's, J.A.
Captain's Field, Langton
J.A. Brown, Langton, Wareham

3
8
Stone
Burn Bate
Langton Matravers
Ambrose Bower, 1, Victoria Terrace, Acton

2
4
Stone
Burt's, G.
Cowlease
George Burt, Cowlease, Swanage

3
9
Stone
Burt's, W.
Herston Field
William Burt, 2, Cowlease Cottage, Swanage

3
3
Stone
Chinchin's, J.H.
Belle Vue, Herston, Swanage
J.H. Chinchin, 1, Providence Terrace, Herston, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Collin's, W.T.
Lanery Vein
William Turners Collins, Alexander Terrace, Swanage

2
1
Stone
Corben's, G. Inhookes
Gully Ground
George Corben, Herston, Swanage

1
1
Stone
Harris', A.
Herston Field
Albert Harris, Hill's Cottage, Herston, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Harris', A.
Burnbate, Langton Wallace
Alfred Harris, Langton Matravers, Wareham

1
1
Stone
Harris', G.
Belle Vue Farm, Herston
George Harris, Herston, Swanage

2
1
Stone
Harris', H.
South Barn, Langton
Henry Harris, Langton, near Wareham

1
2
Stone
Haysome's
Greyshead Field, Coombe Farm
Henry Haysome, Royal Oak Inn, Herston

1
1
Stone
Haysom's, H.
Fair Haven
Henry Haysom, Herston, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Haysom's, J.
South Barn Farm
John Haysom, Ashler Row, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Haysom's, F.
South Barn
Frederick Haysom, High Street, Swanage

2
4
Stone
King's, J.G.
Landshire
John G. King, Herston, Swanage



Stone
Lander's, G.
Labordare, Banker's Estate, Langton Matravers
George Lander, Langton Matravers, Wareham

2
1
Stone
Norman's, A.
Lanshead
Alfred Norman, Oxford Terrace, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Norman's, G.
Blowhole, Townsend Farm
George Norman, High Street, Swanage

1
0
Stone
Norman's, J.K.
Court Cowlease Farm
James Kampster Norman, 1, Oxford Terrace, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Norman's, W.
Ridgebridge
Walter Norman, Oxford Terrace, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Phippard's, G.
Greenclose, Newton Farm
Phippard and Collins, Herston, Swanage

2
3
Stone
Phippard's, S.
Newton Manor
Samuel Phippard, Herston, Swanage

2
1
Stone
Phippard's, T.
Herston Field
Thomas Phippard, Herston, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Seymour's, J. & F.
Belle Vue Farm
Joseph and Frank Seymour, Herston, Swanage

2
4
Stone
Squibb's, A.
Turnpike, Worth Matravers
Andrew Squibb, Worth Matravers, Wareham



Stone
Squibb's, S.
Court Farm, Swanage
Samuel Squibb, Court Farm, Swanage

2
1
Stone
Steven's, T.
Little Greyshead, Coombe Farm
Thomas Stevens, Herston, Swanage



Stone
Stickland's, T.
Bushes
Thomas Stickland, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Tomes', R. & F.
Belle Vue Farm
Richard and Frank Tomes, Herston, Swanage

2
0
Stone
Tomes', G.W.
King's Field, Belle Vue
G. Walter Tomes, Stone House, High Street, Swanage

2
2
Stone
Tomes', G.
Belle Vue, Herston
G. Tomes, Herston, Swanage

2
1
Stone
Tomes', W. Tom
Court Cowlease
Wm. Tom Tomes, High Street, Swanage

1
1
Stone
Total
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