Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

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

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by J.M. Ronaldson, H.M.Inspector for the West Scotland District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Renfrewshire, 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.
Blackston
Paisley
Wm. Black and Sons ltd., 18, George Square, Glasgow
Peter Paterson
Jno. Wyper
171
46
Coal, M, Oil Shale, Limestone, Ironstone

Caledonia
Paisley
Spiers and Gibb, Caledonia Works, Paisley
Thos. Rigg

27
4
Fireclay

Ferguslie
Paisley
R. Brown and Son, Ferguslie, Paisley
Hugh Laverty

17
5
Fireclay

Inkermann
Paisley
Merry and Cunninghame Ltd., Paisley
Jas. Baird
Alex. McKay
296
76
Fireclay, Ironstone

Mure
Caldwell
Kerr and Co., Uplawmoor


2
2
Coal

Pollok
Pollokshaws
Wilson's and Clyde Coal Co., Pollokshaws
Henry Telfer
Malcolm McCallum
104
11
Coal, G & S

Upper Darnley
Hurlet
Allan Kirkwood, Nitshill


5
1
Fireclay

Victoria
Hurlet
Wm. Baird and Co. Ltd., Nitshill
Archd. Cunningham
George Rankine
142
7
Ironstone

Total
746
152

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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