Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

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

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by J.B. Atkinson, H.M.Inspector for the East Scotland District in his Report for 1896


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

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks (Seam of Coal worked, &c)
U/G
Sur.
Appin
Townhill
Street Bros., Dumfermline

David Bruce
21
2
Coal, M, Fireclay
Ashes
Culross
Culross Coal Co., 1, House Street, Edinburgh




Coal
Standing
Balgonie
Thornton
C.B. Balfour, Markinch, Fife
Alex. Jamieson

254
57
Clay, M & S

Begg
Clunie
Walter Herd and Son, Kirkcaldy
Alex. Danskine

57
9
Coal, H, M & S

Benarty
Blairadam
Lochore and Capledrae Cannel Coal Co. Ltd., Lochore, Blairadam
D. Ferguson

138
21
Coal, M & S

Blairadam
Kelty
Blairadam Coal Co., Blairadam
G. Wilson

84
17
Coal, H, M & S

Blairhall
East Grange
Coltness Iron Co. Ltd., Dunfermline
Chas. Russell
Wm. Weir
178
50
Coal, M & S, Ironstone

Bowhill
Cardenden
Bowhill Coal Co. Ltd, Cardenden
David Thomson

49
37

Sinking
Brewsterwells and Drumhead
Cupar
Mitchell and Laing, Peat Inn, Cupar
Geo. Laing

11
3
Coal, H, M & S

Cameron
Cameron Bridge
Bowman and Co., Buckhaven
Arch. Bowman
Thos. Beveridge
174
21
Coal, M & S

Cardenden
Cardenden
C.C.M. Rattray, Cardenden, Fife
Geo. Blair

46
9
Coal, M & S

Cassindonald
St. Andrews
Jas. Pryde and Co., St. Andrews




Coal, M & S
Standing
Cowdenbeath
Cowdenbeath
Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Leven
D. Anderson

638
195
Coal, G, H, M & S

Cowdenbeath No. 10
Cowdenbeath
Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Leven
H. Rowan

24
25

Sinking
Cuttlehill
Halbeath
Wallace Bros., Halbeath, Dumfermline
Jno. Irvine

22
8
Coal, H, M & S

Denbeath
Methil
Bowman and Co., Buckhaven
Arch. Bowman
D. Cook
237
47
Coal, H, M & S

Denork
Denork
Denork Gas Coal Co., St. Andrews




Coal
Standing
Donibristle
Donibristle
Donibristle Coal Co., Crossgates, Fife
Alex. Nasmyth

230
67
Coal, G, H. M & S

Dundonald
Cardenden
Dundonald Coal Co., Cardenden, Fife
Peter Dunsire

63
13
Coal, H, M & S

Dunnikier
Dunnikier
Walter Herd and Sons, Kirkcaldy
Thos. Herd

258
32
Coal, G, H, M & S

Durie
Leven
Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Leven
H. Nisbet
R. Penman
147
50
Coal, H, M & S

Dysart
Dysart
Earl of Rosslyn
A.G. Patterson
Jno. Hope
252
62
Coal, M & S

Elgin and Wellwood
Dumfermline
Thos. Spowart and Co. Ltd., Dunfermline
Thos. Cook

133
40
Coal, H, M & S

Fordell
Crossgates
Fordell Trustees, Crossgates, Fife
R.M. Morton

225
61
Coal, G, H, M & S

Glencraig
Lochgelly
Wilsons and Clyde Coal Co. Ltd.
Geo. M'Lellan

52
26

Sinking
Hill of Beath
Dalbeath
Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Crossgates, Fife
Henry Rowan

521
163
Coal, G, H, M & S, Ironstone

Kelty
Kelty
Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Blairadam, Fife
John Beveridge

505
180
Coal, H, M & S

Kingseat
Kingseat
Wallace Bros., Halbeath, Dunfermline
Jno. Irvine

351
78
Coal, G, H, M & S, Fireclay, Ironstone

Kinninmouth
Kinglassie
Central Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Kinglassie, Fife
J.A. Thomson

22
10
Coal, H, M & S

Lassodie
Lassodie
Thos. Spowart and Co. Ltd., Lassodie, Dunfermline
Robert Cook

273
81
Coal, H, M & S

Lassodie Mill
Kelty
Rosewell Gas Coal Co. Ltd., Kelty, Fife
Jas. Hendrie
Jas. Kelloch
89
28
Coal, H, M & S

Lathallan
Largoward
Thos. Brown and Sons, Largoward, St. Andrews
Thos. Ireland
John Raeburn
71
3
Coal, H, M & S
Standing
Leven
Leven
Fife Coal Co. Ltd, Leven, Fife
H. Nisbet

382
108
Coal, G, H, M & S

Lilliehill
Townhill
J. and M. Craig, Dunfermline




Fireclay
Standing
Little Raith
Cowdenbeath
Lochgelly Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Lochgelly, Fife
And. Nisbet

338
88
Coal, G, H, M & S

Lochgelly
Lochgelly
Lochgelly Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Lochgelly, Fife
And. Nisbet

783
122
Coal, G, H, M & S

Lochhead
Lochhead
Lochhead Fireclay Co., Dunfermline
Adam Hunter

32
3
Coa, M & S, Fireclay

Lochore
Lochore
Lochore and Capledrae Cannel Coal Co. Ltd., Blairadam
D. Ferguson

68
14
Coal, G & S

Lochside
Wellwood
Henry Ness and Co., Dunfermline
Henry Ness



Coal, H, M & S
Standing
Lochty
Pittenween
Jas. Bell, Markinch
W. Murdoch

4
1

Sinking
Lumphinnans
Lumphinnans
Fife Coal Co. Ltd, Leven
Thos. Borland

393
121
Coal, G, H, M & S

Muircockhall
Townhill
Henry Ness and Co., Dunfermline
Henry Ness

63
11
Coal, H, M & S

Muiredge
Buckhaven
Bowman and Co., Buckhaven
Arch. Bowman

228
38
Coal, G, H, M & S, Fireclay

Muirbeath
Dunfermline
Henry Ness and Co. Ltd, Dunfermline
Henry Ness

88
22
Coal, H, M & S

Newbigging
Ceres
Newbigging Coal and Lime Co., Ceres
John Gillon

13
10
Coal, H, M & S

Oakley
Oakley
Oakley Collieries Ltd., 6, York Place, Edinburgh
M.J. Love

144
28
Coal, H, M & S

Pirnie
Cameron Bridge
Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Leven
H. Nisbet
Jas. Wilson
173
31
Coal, G

Rameldry
Rameldry
Jas. Martin, Cults, Ladybank, Fife
Jas. Martin

24
5
Coal, M

Rosebank
Dunfermline
John Nimmo and Sons, Dunfermline
Jno. Clark
Adam Donaldson
127
28
Coal, G, H, M & S

Rosie
Buckhaven
Bowman and Co., Buckhaven
arch. Bowman

255
40
Coal, H, M & S

Rosewell
Rosewell
Rosewell Gas Coal Co. Ltd., Lochgelly, Fife
James Hendrie
Wm. Spiers
105
19
Coal, G, M & S

Saline Valley
Sunnybraes
Saline Valley Coal Co., Saline, by Dunfermline
Thos. Rigg

52
9
Coal, H, M & S

Townhill
Townhill
Townhill Coal Co., Dunfermline
Jas. Strachan

261
55
Coal, H, M & S

Wellsgreen
Wemyss
Fife Coal Co. Ltd., Leven, Fife
Rich. Kikby

186
42
Coal, M & S

Wemyss
West Wemyss
Wemyss Coal Co. Ltd, East Wemyss, Fife
And. Crookston
Hugh Meikle
362
110
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Wester Crosshill
Lochore
Anthony Watson, 14, Commercial Street, Leith
Thos. Rigg

48
12
Coal, G & S

Woodside
Baldastard
And. Whittaker, Teasses, Largo, Fife
D. Nicholson

30
4
Coal, M

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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