Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

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

Britain's Active Mining History Society

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


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

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Arles Level
Coleford
Mrs. B. Young, Arles Level, Coleford


10
4
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Bailey Hill
Whitecroft
W.H. Jones, Stag Inn, Yorkley


17
3
Coal, H
Trenchard, Yorkley
Bixlade Navigation
Parkend
Parkend Deep Navigation Collieries, Parkend, Lydney
E.A. Worthy
J. Nixon
30
14
Coal

Bixslade, "No. 2"
Coalway Lane End, Coleford
Pace and Fox, Broadwell Lane End, Coleford


4
2
Coal

Blacksworth Hill
Crews Hole, Bristol
Bristol Fireclay Co. Ltd., St. Philip's Bridge, Bristol


4
0
Coal and Clay
Pennant
Bream Grove and Tufts
Lydney
Park Iron Ore and Coal Co. Ltd., Lydney


20
6
Coal
High Delf and Trenchard
Bridewell
near Christ Church, Berry Hill
Caleb Aston and Bros., Broadwell Lane End, Coleford


2
0
Coal
Coleford High Delf (Temporarily abandoned)
California
Oldland Common, Bristol
Oldland Colliery Co., Oldland Common, Bristol
F.C. Sadler
Peter Lovell
107
20
Coal, C, G, H, M & S
Mill Grit, Rag, Parrot
Coal Pit Heath
Frampton Cottrell
Coal Pit Heath Co., Frampton Cottrell
F.R. Eames
J. Bateman
256
84
Coal
Hard and High
Constance
Coleford
Darkhill and Ellwood Colliery Co., (A.W. Latham), Lydbrook, Ross


6
3
Coal

Cross Knave
Coleford
Henry Hale, Lane End, Coleford


8
3
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Crumpmeadow
Cinderford
Lydney and Crumpmeadow Collieries Co. Ltd., Cinderford
J. Hale
J. Nicholls
589
98
Coal, C, G & H
Twenty Inch, Lowery
Dark Hill
Coleford
G. Powell, Berry Hill, Coleford


5
2
Coal

Deep Pit
Kingswood, Bristol
Kingswood and Parkfield Collieries Co. Ltd., Bristol
J. Sparkes
George Gaze
253
66
Coal, C, H, M & S
Five Coals, Great Vein and Two Feet
Duck Pit
Cinderford
Lydney and Crumpmeadow Collieries Co. Ltd., Cinderford
J. Hale
J. Ellaway
79
12
Coal, C, G & H
Rockey, Starkey. Work in the Rockey suspended.
Easton and Whitehall
Bristol
Bristol United Collieries Ltd., Easton, Bristol
W.B. Monks
Joseph Bryant
132
33
Coal, G, H & M
Hole, Fiery, Red Ash, Ashton Top, Ashton Great, Ashton Little
East Slade
Cinderford
New Bowson Coal Co., Cinderford
J. Burdess
J. Baldwin
185
64
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Edenwall
Coleford
Smith Bros., Lane End, Coleford




Coal
Coleford High Delf
Eggs Hill
Yate
Yate Pottery Ltd., Yate


30
9
Coal and Clay
Hard, Black
Engine Pitch
Moseley Green
Jones Bros., York Lodge, Parkend




Coal
Hard, Black
Farmer's Folly
Coleford
Thos. Gwilliam, Farmer's Folly, Coleford


7
4
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Findall
Lydney
W.H. Jones, Stag Inn, Yonkley




Coal

Foundry
Speech House Road
G. Morgan and Sons, Foundry Colliery, Speech House Road


11
1
Coal
Whittington
Foxesbridge
Cinderford
Foxesbridge Colliery Co. Ltd., Cinderford
G.E.J. McMurtrie
M. Brain
487
97
Coal
Churchway High Delf, Rockery, Lowery Twenty Inch
Gentleman Colliers and Winnall
Coleford
Smith Bros., Lane End, Coleford


11
4
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Golden Valley
Bitton, Bristol
A. Brain and Co., Bitton, Bristol
W. Catley

52
10
Coal
Parrot and Cuckoo
Gorsty Knold
Futteral
S.J. Blanch, Ellwood, Coleford




Coal

Hanham
Bristol
Bristol United Collieries Ltd., Easton, Bristol
H.E. Monks

80
25
Coal, G, H & S
Parrot (suspended), Black, Toad, Jubilee No. 1, Jubilee No. 2 (suspended)
Hawkwell
Cinderford
A.C. Bright & Co., Cinderford (in liquidation)
W. Harris
J. Roberts


Coal
Coleford High Delf. Abandoned
Hilliersland
Coleford
Richard Nash, Miner's Inn, Clements End, Sling, near Coleford




Coal

Hopewell Drift
Coleford
T. Cooper, Rock House, Coleford


11
4
Coal
Abandoned
Hopewell Engine
Coleford
J. Hatton and Son, Coleford


4
3
Coal
Abandoned
Howlerslade
Coleford
Brown and Powell, Broadwell Lane End, Coleford


2
0
Coleford
Coleford High Delf
Leechpool
Lydney
Thomas Morse, Bream, Lydney


8
3
Coal
Whittington
Lightmoor
Cinderford
H. Crawshay and Co. Ltd., Cinderford
J. Buffery
J. McAvoy
499
98
Coal
Lowery, Rockey, Churchway High Delf
Lydbrook Deep Level
Lydbrook
R. Thomas and Co., Lydbrook
Ivo Baldwin
Chas. Cooper
107
27
Coal
Coleford High Delf
New Coalway Hill
Coleford
Brown and Elsmore, Broadwell Lane End, Coleford


3
3
Coal
Not worked in 1894 or 1895
New Colliery
Mangotsfield
West Gloucester Colliery Co. Ltd., New Colliery, Mangotsfield




Coal

New Fancy
Parkend
Parkend Deep Navigation Collieries Ltd., Parkend, Lydney
E.A. Worthy
A. James
396
65
Coal
Rockey, Starkey Smith Coal
New Hawkins
Newland, Coleford
Brown and Elsmore, Broadwell Lane End, Coleford


5
2
Coal

New Mount Pleasant
Cinderford
Stephen Jayne, Cinderford




Coal

New Potlid
Coleford
A.W. Brown, Broadwell Lane End, Coleford


8
5
Coal

New Regulator
Cinderford
R. Simpson, New Regulator Colliery, Cinderford


14
2
Coal
Churchway High Delf, Breadless and Brazilly. Twenty Inch (suspended)
New Road Level, No. 2
Cannop
T. and M. Fox, Barnhill, Coleford


6
3
Coal
Sold to A.W. Brown December 1896
Old Furnace, No. 2
Cannop, Coleford
Wimberry Colliery Co. (N.J. Trotter)
Joshua Hawkins

30
11
Coal
"No Coal"
Old Norchard Level
Lydney
Thomas Morse, Bream, Lydney


12
2
Coal
Trenchard
Old Speedwell
Coleford
Wm. Hughes, Berry Hill, Coleford


7
3
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Parkend Royal
Parkend
Parkend Deep Navigation Collieries Ltd., Parkend, Lydney
E.A. Worthy
A. James
157
29
Coal
Rockey, Starkey
Parkfield
Pucklechurch, near Bristol
Kingswood and Parkfield Collieries Co. Ltd., Bristol
J.T. Onions
John Bullough
292
49
Coal, G, H, M & S
Hard Vein, Top Vein, Holly Bush, Great Vein
Park Hill
Whitecroft
H. Crawshay and Co. Ltd., Cinderford




Coal
Trenchard, Coleford High Delf, and Whittington
Patches
Coleford
Evans, Howell and Co., Coleford




Coal
Coleford High Delf
Pillowell Level
Whitecroft
Dean Forest Navigation Coal and Fuel Co., Lydney
W. Grey
E. Paradise
126
14
Coal, G & S
Coleford High Delf, Whittington. (Whittington suspended)
Pluckpenny Rockey
Moseley Green, Parkend
W.H. Jones, Stag Inn, Yorkley




Coal
Stopped
Princess Royal Fluor Mill and Park Gutter
Parkend
Princess Royal Colliery Co., Bream, Lydney
C. Cook
G. Lunn
338
60
Coal, G, H, M & S
Yorkley
Shortwood
Pucklechurch, near Bristol
Shortwood Colliery Co. Ltd., Pucklechurch, near Bristol


27
5
Coal, G, H, M & S
Hard
South Pit
Pucklechurch, near Bristol
Kingswood and Parkfield Collieries Co. Ltd., Bristol
J. Sparkes, junr.
R. Nicholls
155
17
Coal
Hard Vein, Top Vein, Holly Bush, Great Vein
Speech House Hill
Coleford
Michael Whitaker, Keighley, Yorks.
George Hayes

19
11
Coal, G & H
Lowery, Starkey, Twenty Inch, Rockey, Churchway High Delf, (Brazilly suspended)
Speedwell
Coleford
A. and T. Hughes, Five Acres, Coleford


4
2
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Speedwell
Nailbridge
Speedwell Nailbridge Colliery Co., Drybrook
L. Baldwin
T. Brown
120
21
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Speedwell
Kingswood, Bristol
Kingswood and Parkfield Collieries Co. Ltd., Bristol
J. Sparkes

197
52
Coal, C, H, M & S
Five Coals, Great Vein and Two Feet
St. Vincent
Futteral, Coleford
Jenkins and Jordan, Futteral, Coleford


8
3
Coal
Trenchard
Thatch
Coleford
Wm. Hughes, Berry Hill, Coleford


4
3
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Tile, No. 3
Ellwood
Wm. Burgwyn, Coleford


1
2
Coal
Sold to James Stafford Cole, Ellwood, Dec. 1896
Trafalgar
Drybrook
Trafalgar Colliery Co. Ltd., Drybrook
F. Brain
J. Hales
674
82
Coal, H
Churchway High Delf, Rockey, Starkey, Twenty Inch and Smith Coal
Trooper's Hill
Crews Hole, Bristol
Bristol Fireclay Co. Ltd., St. Philip's Bridge, Bristol


9
1
Clay
Pennant
Tufts
Lydney
Thomas Morse, Bream, Lydney


5
3
Coal
Yorkley. Closed 31st. Dec., 1896
Venus and Jupiter
Parkend
Venus Colliery Co. Ltd., Unstone via Sheffield
T.G. Linneker
Richard Bexton
48
15
Coal
Yorkley
Wallsend
Howbeach
R.C. Banks, Lydney


11
3
Coal
Coleford High Delf, sold to George James, Royal Albert Inn, Lydney
Well Level
Berry Hill, Coleford
Hughes and Brown, Berry Hill, Coleford


5
3
Coal
Coleford High Delf
Worgreens
Cinderford
S. Jones, York Lodge, Parkend


0
2
Coal

Worrall Hill and Old Engine
Lydbrook
Worrall Hill Colliery Co. (W.H. Fryer, Agent), Millend, Coleford


14
1
Coal
Coleford High Delf. Abandoned. Record Plan sent to H.O. Feb. 1897
Total
5721
1173

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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