Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Edinburgh'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 Edinburgh, 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.
Addiewell
Addiewell
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., West Calder
D. Rankin



Oil Shale

Arniston
Arniston
Arniston Coal Co. Ltd., Gorebridge, Edinburgh
A. Anderson, H. Kennedy

464
52
Coal, G, H, M & S

Carberry
Inveresk
Deans and Moore, Musselburgh
Ralph Moore

115
24
Coal, H, M & S

Cobbinshaw
Cobbinshaw
Caledonian Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., Cobbinshaw
John Allan

100
21
Oil Shale

Edgehead
Edgehead
Robert Johnstone, Dalkeith
Rob. Johnstone

17
2
Coal, H, M & S

Handaxwood
Fauldhouse
William Dixon Ltd.
R. Thomson
D. Muir

14
Ironstone
Sinking
Ingliston
Kirkliston
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., Cramond Bridge
Adam Spiers



Oil Shale
Standing
Limefield
West Calder
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd, West Calder
Robt. Howieson
Wm. Lyon
117
18
Oil Shale

Loanhead
Loanhead
Shotts Iron Co., Loanhead
John Love

299
60
Coal, G, H, M & S, Ironstone

Loganlea
Addiewell
Loganlea Coal Co. Ltd., West Calder
James Wilson

102
24
Coal, M & S

Newbattle
Newbattle
Lothian Coal Co. Ltd., Dalkeith
Mungo Mackay

723
185
Coal, G, H, M & S

Niddrie
Niddrie
Niddrie and Benhar Coal Co. Ltd., Portobello
Rob. Martin
Wm. Hamilton
651
182
Coal, G, H, M & S, Ironstone

Oakbank
Mid Calder
Oakbank Oil Co. Ltd., Mid Calder
J.B. Sneddon

302
53
Oil Shale

Oxenford
Ormiston
A. White & Co.
A. White

7
1
Coal, H, M & S

Penicuik
Penicuik
Shotts Iron Co., Penicuik
H. Burt
Thos. Newton
169
59
Coal, M & S, Ironstone

Pentland
Straiton
Clippens Oil Co. Ltd., Loanhead
J.M. Thomson



Oil Shale
Standing
Polbeth
West Calder
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., West Calder
Robt. Howieson

313
50
Oil Shale

Polton
Bonnyrigg
Lothian Coal Co. Ltd., Rosewell, Edinburgh
A. Armstrong

250
60
Coal, M & S

Pumpherston
Pumpherston
Pumpherston Oil Co. Ltd, Mid Calder
Jas. Caldwell

316
39
Oil Shale

Straiton
Straiton
Clippens Oil Co. Ltd., Loanhead
J.M. Thomson

426
58
Oil Shale

Vogrie
Gorebridge
Arniston Coal Co. Ltd, Gorebridge, Edinburgh
Wm. Hill

44
7
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Wallyford
Inveresk
Deans and Moore, Musselburgh
Joseph Moore
A. Livingstone
90
30
Coal, H, M & S

Whitehill
Rosewell
Lothian Coal Co. Ltd., Rosewell, Edinburgh
Thos. Webster

382
110
Coal, H, M, G & S, Fireclay

Woodmuir
Woodmuir
Woodmuir Colliery Co., West Calder
Geo. Morrison

70
21
Coal, C, M & S

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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