Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

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

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by Arthur H. Stokes, H.M.Inspector for the Midland District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Leicestershire, 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.
Albion
Woodville
Albion Clay Co., Woodville
Robert Lawton
Charles Simpson
8
6
Fireclay

Bagworth
Bagworth
Bagworth Coal Co., near Leicester
A.B. Emmerson
William Reed
212
69
Coal, M
Lower Main
Blackfordby
Woodville
Executors of Lord Donnington, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Daniel Bacon
9
3
Coal M, Fireclay
Nether
Boothorpe
Woodville
Boothorpe Pipe Co.
John Ward

4
2
Fireclay
Fireclay
Coleorton
Ashby
Coleorton Colliery Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Jesse Armson
Richard Booth
212
48
Coal, M
Middle Lount, Roaster
Donington
Woodville
Donington Sanitary Pipe Co., Overseal





Fireclay
Donisthorpe, "No. 1"
Moira
Checkland, Son, and Williams, Donisthorpe, Moira
Henry Taylor
William Bestwick
256
50
Coal, M & H
Little, Four Feet, Moira Main
Donisthorpe, "No. 2"
Moira
Checkland, Son, and Williams, Donisthorpe, Moira
Henry Taylor
William Gascoyne
70
13
Coal, M & H
Stockings, Eureka
Ellistown, "No. 1"
Bagworth
Exors. of Joseph Joel Ellis, Ellistown, via Leicester
George Hall
Wm. Bettison
305
134
Coal, M
Lower Main
Ellistown, "No. 2"
Bagworth
Exors. of Joseph Joel Ellis, Ellistown, via Leicester
George Hall
Matthew Catron
173
25
Coal, M
Upper Main
Ibstock, "No. 1"
Ibstock
Ibstock Colliery Co., Leicester
John Hay
Thomas Petcher
267
99
Coal, M
Low Main
Ibstock, "No. 2"
Ibstock
Ibstock Coal Co., Leicester
John Hay
W. Price
376
43
Coal, M
Upper Main
Marquis
Moira
Moira Colliery Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch
T.A. Wilson
Henry Bradford


Coal, H & M
Moira Main
Measham Main
Measham
W. Tate, Measham, Atherstone
Wm. Tate
T. Jones
19
6
Coal, H
Main
Nailstone, "Nos 1 & 2"
Nailstone
Nailstone Colliery Co., near Leicester
Samuel Wheatley
Edward Smith, No. 1
Henry Ball, No. 2
265
73
Coal, H & M
Upper Main, Lower Main
Netherseal
Netherseal
Netherseal Colliery Co., near Burton-on-Trent
G.J. Binns
Joseph Percival
511
120
Coal, H & M
Main, Stockings, Eureka
Newfield, "Nos. 1, 2 & 3"
Woodville
John Knowles and Co., Woodville, Burton-on-Trent
Alfred Eley
W. Pickering
29
3
Fireclay
Fireclay
Oakthorpe
Ashby
Henry P. Skidmore and Co., Oakthorpe, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
H.S. Smith
John Kirk
42
17
Coal, H
Main
Pool, "No. 4"
Ashby Wolds, Woodville
Edward Ensor and Co., Woodville, Burton-on-Trent
G.S. Bragge
T. Leech
6
2
Fireclay

Pool, "No. 5"
Ashby Wolds, Woodville
Edward Ensor and Co., Woodville, Burton-on-Trent
G.S. Bragge
T. Leech
3
2
Fireclay

Rawdon
Moira
Moira Colliery Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch
T.A. Wilson
Henry Bradford
279
85
Coal, H & M
Moira Main, Eureka
Reservoir
Moira
Moira Colliery Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch
P. Beaumont
W.F. Clamp
302
69
Coal, H, M & S
Moira Main, Little
Snibston, "No. 2"
Coalville
The South Leicestershire Colliery Co., Coalville, via Leicester
W. Melling
Wm. Glover
341
108
Coal, M & H
Roaster
Snibston, "No. 3"
Coalville
The South Leicestershire Colliery Co., Coalville, via Leicester
W. Melling
Samuel Bettison
96
40
Coal, M & H
Middle Lount
South Leicestershire, "Nos. 1 & 2"
Coalville
The South Leicestershire Colliery Co., Coalville, via Leicester
W. Melling
Geo. Glover, No. 1
John Underwood, No. 2
449
153
Coal, M & H
Lower Main, Upper Main
Staunton Harold
Ashby
Staunton Colliery Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch

James Richards
26
8
Coal, M & H
Middle Lount
Swannington
Ashby
Swannington Colliery Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Mylles Hardwick

131
30
Coal, M
Middle Lount
Whitwick, "No. 2"
Coalville
Whitwick Colliery Co., Coalville, via Leicester
T.Y. Hay
Samuel Smith


Coal, M
Roaster
Whitwick, "No. 5"
Coalville
Whitwick Colliery Co., Coalville, via Leicester
T.Y. Hay
James Clamp
162
96
Coal, H
Main
Whitwick, "No. 6"
Coalville
Whitwick Colliery Co., Coalville, via Leicester
T.Y. Hay
Samuel Smith
511
92
Coal, M
Roaster
Woodville
Woodville
Woodville Sanitary Pipe Co., Burton-on-Trent
J.W. Moreton

6
4
Fireclay

Total
5070
1400

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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