Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Somersetshire'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 Somersetshire, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Ashton Vale
Bristol
Ashton Vale Iron Co. Ltd., Bristol
M. Cowcill
J.M. Stone
169
46
Coal, C, H & M
Ashton Great Vein, Top Vein
Bishop Sutton
Bishop Sutton
F. Spencer, New Rock Colliery, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, bath


23
8
Coal
Great Vein
Braysdown
Radstock
Danbeny and Scobel, Braysdown Colliery, Bath
W. Steart
G. Shearn
176
30
Coal, G, H & S
Great Vein, Top Little Vein, Middle Vein, Sliving Vein, Under Little Vein, Bull Vein and Rock Vein
Bromley
Stanton Drew, Bishop Sutton
L. & N. Gibbs, Stanton Drew, Bishop Sutton


2
1
Coal

Camerton ("New" and "Old" Pits)
Camerton
Miss E.E. Jarrett, Camerton Court, Bath
T.Y. Garthwaite
Jesse Hartshorn
309
46
Coal, C, G, H & S
Great. Little, Middle Sliving and Under Sliving
Clandown
Radstock
Trustees of the late C. Hollwey, Clandown Colliery, Radstock
J.B. Shearn

179
21
Coal, G & H
Great, Top, Little, Middle, Sliving & Bottom Little Veins
Dean Lane
Bristol
Bedminster Coal Co., Bristol
I.R. Bennett
G.A.B. Miller
221
36
Coal, G, H & S
Bedminster Great Vein
Edford
Holcombe, Bath
Edford Colliery Co., (H.J. Ridler), Stratton, Bath
H.J. Ridler
J. Pill
68
22
Coal, C, M & S
Fern Rag, Perink and Main
Farrington
Farrington Gurney
Farrington Colliery Co., Farrington Gurney, Bristol
R.F. Bennett
J. Moon
170
26
Coal, G, H & S
Top, Middle and Bottom Veins
Grayfield
Clutton, Bristol
Right Hon. Earl of Warwick, Clutton, Bristol
M. Watson
G. Britton
508
71
Coal, G, H & S
New Vein, Dabchick, Peacock, and Streak
Kilmersdon
Radstock
Kilmersdon Colliery Co., Radstock
J.C. Walton
G. Brice
282
49
Coal
Top Little, Middle Sliving, Under Sliving and Bull
Lower Conygre
Timsbury, Bath
Samborne Smith and Company, Timsbury, Bath
R.R. Lishman
J. Treasure
90
18
Coal, C, G, H & S
Great Vein, Top Little, Sliving and Bottom Little
Ludlows
Radstock
Trustee of Frances, late Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock
E.M. Heppel
J. Fish
222
105
Coal, C, G, H & S
Great, Top Little, Middle, Sliving, Under Little, Nine Inch, Bull, Nos. 5 & 6 Farrington Series
Malago and Argus
Bristol
Bristol Collieries Co. Ltd., Bedminster, Bristol
R. Hope
J.G. Button
196
37
Coal, C, G, H, M & S
Bedminster Great Vein
Middle Pit
Radstock
Trustee of Frances, late Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock
E.M. Heppel
J. Fish


Coal
Top Little, Sliving, Under little, Bull, Bottom (Second Series). Not Working
Newbury and Mackintosh
Coleford
Westbury Iron Co. Ltd., Coleford, Bath
J. Batey
A. Edgell
197
53
Coal, C, G, H, M & S
Garden Course and Wall Key Course
New Rock
Downside, Bath
New Rock Coal Co., (F. Spencer), Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Bath
D. Morgan
A. Gould
79
25
Coal
Garden Couse and Small Coal
Old Mills
Paulton
W. Evans and Co., Paulton, Bristol
J. Batey
George Ashman
193
36
Coal
Top, Middle and Bottom Veins (G. Ashman, Undermanager, temporary)
Old Welton
Radstock
Old Welton Colliery Co., Midsomer Norton, Bath
W.B. Hancock
J. Moon
23
10
Coal, H & M
Middle, Nine Inch, Nos. 3 and 5 Lower Series
South Liberty
Bristol
Ashton Vale Iron Co. Ltd., Bristol
M. Cowcill
Isaac Steeds
241
40
Coal, H & M
Bedminster Great Vein and Ashton Great Vein
Springfield (see Old Mills)
Paulton
W. Evans and Co., Paulton, Bristol
J. Batey
C. Hall


Coal
Top, Middle and Bottom Veins
Tyning
Radstock
Trustee of Frances, late Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock
E.M. Heppel
James Fish
260
17
Coal
Great, Top Little, Middle, Sliving, Under Little and Bull
Upper Conygre
Timsbury, Bath
Samborne, Smith and Co., Timsbury, Bath
R.R. Lishman
John Treasure
86
17
Coal, C, G, H & S
Great Vein, Top Little, Sliving and Bottom Little
Wellsways
Radstock
Trustee of Frances, late Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock
E.M. Heppel
James Fish
212
20
Coal
Great, Top Little, Middle, Sliving, Under Little and Bull
Welton Hill
Welton
Welton Hill Colliery Co., Welton, Radstock, Bath
W.B. Hancock
J. Moon
23
5
Coal, G & H
Top Little, Middle, Sliving and Bottom Little
Writhlington, Upper and Lower Pits, Huish and Foxcote
Radstock
Writhlington, Huish and Foxcote Colliery Co., Radstock
J.C. Walton
G. Robbins
418
90
Coal
Sliving, Under Little, Middle and New
Total
4347
829

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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