Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

(North) Durham's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by John L. Hedley, H.M.Inspector for the Newcastle District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in (North) Durham, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Addison
Blaydon-on-Tyne
Stella Coal Co., Hedgefield, Blaydon-on-Tyne
Wm. Rochester
John Bell
240
137
Coal, C & G

Andrews House
Gateshead
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.W. Berkley
Wm. Middleton
148
39
Coal, C & G

Anna, Lintz
Lintz Green
South Garesfield Colliery Co., Lintz Green
Wm. Braidford

83
8
Coal, C & G

Axwell Park
Swalwell
Hannington and Co. Ltd., Swalwell
Robt. Rutherford
Thos. Berry
177
42
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Beamish, Air
Chester-le-Street
James Joicey & Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Humble
William Severs
220
51
Coal, C & G

Beamish, Mary
Chester-le-Street
James Joicey & Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Humble
William Severs
398
110
Coal, C & G

Beamish, Second & Burn
Chester-le-Street
James Joicey & Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
M.J. Starford
Wm. Pattinson
316
83
Coal, C & G

Bewick Main
Birtley
Charles Perkins & Partners, Birtley, Chester-le-Street
A.P. Stoker
John Coates
214
46
Coal, G & S

Blaydon Burn
Blaydon-on-Tyne
Joseph Cowen & Co., Blaydon-on-Tyne
Robert Oliver
Wm. Wilson
258
40
Coal, C & M, Fireclay

Blaydon Main, Hazard & Milner
Blaydon-on-Tyne
Stella Coal Co., Hedgefield, Blaydon-on-Tyne
Robert Richardson
Matthew Forster
306
105
Coal, C & G

Boldon
South Shields
Harton Coal Co. Ltd., South Shields
L.W. Chicken
Andrew Robinson
1007
248
Coal, G

Burnopfield
Burnopfield
John Bowes & Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Rodger Mason
Benjn. Mason
201
105
Coal, C, G & S, Fireclay

Byer Moor
Burnopfield
John Bowes & Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
H.F. Bulman
John Pickering
202
110
Coal, C & S, Fireclay

Chopwell
Lintz Green
Consett Iron Co. Ltd., Consett
J.R. Gilchrist
Thos. Vipond
50
30

Sinking
Clara Vale
Wylam
Stella Coal Co., Hedgefield, Blaydon-on-Tyne
E.T. Cheesman
Wm. Rochester, jun.
402
69
Coal, G

Dipton
Dipton
John Bowes & Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Robt. Mitchinson
Thomas Clark
5
7
Coal, C & G

Dunston
Gateshead
John Bowes & Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Claud B. Palmer
Wm. R. Handyside
463
62
Coal, G & H

East Castle
Anfield Plain
East Pontop Coal Co. Ltd., Anfield Plain
John Swallow
Thos. Johnson
135
39
Coal, C & G

East Pontop
Anfield Plain
East Pontop Coal Co. Ltd., Anfield Plain
John Swallow
George Browell
179
91
Coal, C & G

East Tanfield
Stanley
James Joicey & Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Thos. Pringle
Thos. Ford
466
180
Coal, C & G

Esther, Lintz
Lintz Green
South Garesfield Colliery Co., Lintz Green
Wm. Braidford

73
8
Coal, C & G

Farnacre
Dunston
Atherton and Snowdon, Cockfield, Co. Durham




Coal, H, Fireclay
Not Working
Felling
Felling
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Douglas
John S. Smith
429
87
Coal, G & H

Garesfield
Lintz Green
Consett Iron Co. Ltd., Consett
J.R. Gilchrist
John English
483
103
Coal, C & G, Fireclay

Garesfield, Lilly
Rowland's Gill
Joseph Cowen & Co., Blaydon-on-Tyne
Robt. Oliver
John Joicey
211
29
Coal, G & M, Fireclay

Greenside
Ryton
J.B. Simpson, Bradley Hall, Wylam
Wm. Rochester

10
2
Coal, H

Handen Hold
Chester-le-Street
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Humble
Joseph Severs
228
48
Coal, C & G

Harton
South Shields
Harton Coal Co. Ltd., South Shields
Geo. Robinson
James Heslop
571
179
Coal, G, H & S

Hebburn "A"
Hebburn-on-Tyne
Wallsend and Hebburn Coal Co., Hebburn-on-Tyne
John Smailes
William Grey
289
128
Coal, G & S

Hebburn " C"
Hebburn-on-Tyne
Wallsend and Hebburn Coal Co., Hebburn-on-Tyne
John Smailes
William Sewell
741
188
Coal, G & S

Heworth
Gateshead
The Owners of Heworth Colliery, Gateshead
John Simpson
John Southern
1069
263
Coal, G & S

Kibblesworth
Lamesley
John Bowes and Partners Ltd, Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
W.S. Harris
Herbert Nicholls
234
64
Coal, G & H

Marley Hill, Busty and Main
Whickham
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.W. Berkley
Matthew Errington, Busty Pit
Thomas Brabban, Main Pit
249, Busty
134, Main
192
Coal, C, G & S

Norwood
Gateshead
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Claud B. Palmer




Pumping. Included in Dunston.
Ouston "A"
Birtley
Charles Perkins & Partners, Birtley, Chester-le-Street
Wm. Hedley
Henry Laidler
412
125
Coal, G & S

Ouston "E"
Birtley
Charles Perkins & Partners, Birtley, Chester-le-Street
A.P. Stoker
T.C.A. Longridge
200
66
Coal, G & S

Pontop
Anfield Plain
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R. Mitchinson
Thomas Bowes
229
118
Coal, C & G

Priestfield Drift, Lintz
Lintz Green
South Garesfield Colliery Co., Lintz Green
Wm. Braidford

6
1
Coal, H

Ravensworth, Betty and Shop
Lamesley
Charles Perkins and Partners, Birtley, Chester-le-Street
D.W. Robson
Wm. Stephenson, Betty
John Hunt, Shop
449, Betty
246, Shop
136
Coal, G & S

Redheugh
Gateshead
The Owners of Redheugh Colliery, Gateshead
C.H. Steavenson
John Turnbull
318
56
Coal, G, H & S

Saint Hilda
South Shields
Harton Coal Co. Ltd., South Shields
Geo. Robinson
Thos. Shewan
504
196
Coal, G, H & S

South Birtley
Birtley
Wm. Allison, Birtley
Wm. Allison

13
4
Coal, H

South Derwent, Cresswell
Anfield Plain
The Owners of South Derwent Colliery, Anfield Plain
Wm. Rutherford
Thomas U. Ord
178
84
Coal, C & G

South Derwent, Willy
Anfield Plain
Owners of South Derwent Colliery, Anfield Plain
Wm. Rutherford
Wm. Eltringham
182
55
Coal, C & G

South Garesfield
Lintz Green
South Garesfield Colliery Co. Ltd., Lintz Green
Wm. Braidford, jun.

204
48
Coal, C, Fireclay

South Medomsley, Annie and Drift
Dipton
South Medomsley Colliery Co. Ltd., Lintz Green
John T. Robinson
Abraham Mason
134
39
Coal, C & G

South Tanfield
Stanley
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Robert Kay

505
102
Coal, C & G

Springwell
Gateshead
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.B. Clark
Geo. R. Pratt
615
138
Coal, G & H

Stanley
Stanley
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
M.J. Starford
Ed. Mackinlay
212
65
Coal, C & G

Stargate
Ryton
Stella Coal Co., Hedgefield, Blaydon-on-Tyne
Wm. Rochester
Shield Rochester
296
59
Coal, C & G, Fireclay

Swalwell
Swalwell
Geo. R. Ramsay, Swalwell
Wm. Bates

98
17
Coal, H & S, Fireclay

Tanfield Lea, Ann
Stanley
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Thos. Pringle
Thos. Pringle, jun.
289
71
Coal, C & G

Tanfield, Bute
Stanley
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Thos. Pringle
Thos. Adamson
290
74
Coal, C & G

Tanfield Moor
Stanley
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Thos. Pringle
Thos. Gibbon
277
71
Coal, C & G

Towneley, Emma
Ryton
Stella Coal Co., Hedgefield, Blaydon-on-Tyne
Wm. Rochester
Shield Rochester
316
77
Coal, C & G

Twizell
Chester-le-Street
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Humble
Wm. Severs
103
25
Coal, C & G

Urpeth, Busty
Birtley
Charles Perkins and Partners, Birtley, Chester-le-Street
Wm. Hedley
John Hall
386
72
Coal, C, G & S

Urpeth "C"
Birtley
Charles Perkins and Partners, Birtley, Chester-le-Street
A.P. Stoker
John Harrison
234
50
Coal, C, G & S

Usworth
Washington
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
M.H. Douglas
John Urwin
988
198
Coal, G

Victoria Garesfield
Lintz Green
Priestman and Peile, Lintz Green
Wm. Archer
James Ford
346
135
Coal, C & G, Fireclay

Wardley
Pelaw
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.B. Clark
John Bell
584
155
Coal, G

Washington
Washington
Washington Coal Co. Ltd., Washington
Robt. Fowler
Joseph Marley
864
177
Coal, G

Wearmouth "A"
Sunderland
Wearmouth Coal Co. Ltd., Sunderland
J.H. Young
Robt. Snowball
590
129
Coal, G & H

Wearmouth "B"
Sunderland
Wearmouth Coal Co. Ltd., Sunderland
H.T. Stobart
Josh. S. Cowell
1059
211
Coal, G & H

West Pelton
Chester-le-Street
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Humble
Geo. Middlemiss
274
54
Coal, C & G

West Shield Row
Stanley
The Owners of South Derwent Colliery, Lintz Green
Wm. Rutherford
Wm. Simpson
150
74
Coal, C & G

Whickham
Swalwell
Hannington and Co., Swalwell
Robt. Rutherford



Coal, H
Included in Axwell Park
Whitehall
West Pelton
James Joicey and Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Humble



Coal, C & G
Included in West Pelton
Whitburn
South Shields
Harton Coal Co. Ltd., South Shields
R. Richardson
Fredk. Jefferson
1429
473
Coal, G, H & S, Fireclay

Total
23171
6248

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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