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Northumberland'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 Northumberland, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Ashington, "Bothal", "Carl" and "Duke"
Morpeth
Ashington Coal Co., Morpeth
E.O. Southern

2505
526
Coal, S, Fireclay

Backworth, "C"
Backworth
Owners of Backworth and West Cramlington Collieries, Backworth
Robt. F. Spence
John Smith
0
0

Standing
Backworth, "Blue Bell"
Backworth
Owners of Backworth and West Cramlington Collieries, Backworth
Robt. F. Spencer
Robt. Richardson
262
59
Coal, S

Barcombe
Bardon Mill
Sharp, Harding, and Bros., Bardon Mill
Wm. Sharp

16
2
Coal, H, Fireclay

Barmoor
Beal
John Brow, Barmoor, Beal
James Fairbairn

17
4
Coal, H

Barmoor
Morpeth
Barmoor Coal Co., Morpeth
Wm. Fulthorp

6
2
Coal, H

Barrington
Bedlington
Bedlington Coal Co. Ltd., Bedlington
James Clough
Edward W. Carr
525
78
Coal, S

Beadnell
Chathill
V.W. Corbett and Co., Fence Houses, co. Durham
G.A. Greener

8
4
Coal, H

Bebside, "A" and "B"
Bebside
Bebside Coal Co. Ltd., Bebside, R.S.O.
Ed. T. Ornsby
Thomas Storey
566
79
Coal, S

Bedlington, "A"
Bedlington
Bedlington Coal Co. Ltd., Bedlington
Samuel Hare
R.H. Wharrier
620
187
Coal, S

Benwell, "Charlotte"
Newcastle-on-Tyne
W. Cochrane Carr, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Matthew Langley
Robert Warren
243
64
Coal, H & M, Fireclay

Billerley Crags Drift
Wark
W. Charlton, Battlesteads, Wark-on-Tyne
W. Charlton

3
0
Coal, H

Blackett
Haltwhistle
Blackett Coal Co., Haltwhistle
George Linday

375
68
Coal, G & H

Blenkinsop
Haltwhistle
Thompson and Sons., Brampton Junction
Thomas Croudace
James Heppell
290
67
Coal, C & H

Briar Edge Drift
Bellingham
James Thompson, Briar Edge, Bellingham




Coal, H
Not Working
Broomhill
Acklington
Broomhill Coal Co. Ltd., Acklington
John Flint

987
203
Coal, S, Fireclay

Brownrigg
Otterburn
T. Armstrong, Brownrigg, Otterburn
J. Armstrong

9
4
Coal, H

Burradon
Killingworth
Burradon and Coxlodge Coal Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Jethro Longridge
Michael Wardle
665
120
Coal, S

Callerton
Black Callerton
W.H. Poole, Manor House, Winlaton, Co. Durham
John Robinson

14
3
Coal, H

Cambois
Blyth
Cowpen Coal Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
James Preacher
John Hudson
755
151
Coal, S

Caroline
Newcastle-on-Tyne
W. Benson and Sons, 11, Newgate St., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Edward Nicholson

460
110
Coal, S & M

Choppington, "A" & "B"
Morpeth
Bebside Coal Co. Ltd., Bebside, R.S.O.
Edward Pringle
Wm. Johnstone, "A" Pit
Robert Jobes, "B" Pit
406
82
Coal, S

Clifton
Morpeth
Clifton Coal Co., Morpeth
Wm. Willins

5
1
Coal, H

Coanwood
Coanwood
Walton and Co., Coanwood, Carlisle
R. Hetherington

12
28
Coal, C

Colpitts
Slaley
William Wear, Slaley, Hexham


5
1
Coal, H

Cowpen, "Isabella"
Blyth
Cowpen Coal Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Thos. Mackintosh
John Hindmarsh
497
178
Coal, S

Cowpen, "Mill"
Blyth
Cowpen Coal Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Thos. Mackintosh
Henry Preacher
704
83
Coal, S

Delaval Benwell
Newcastle-on-Tyne
John O. Scott, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Charles J. Murton

34
9
Coal, M, Fireclay

Dinington, "Augusta"
Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
E.W. Crone
Matthew Hopper
267
55
Coal, S

Dinington, "West"
Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
E.W. Crone
Matthew Hopper
293
71
Coal, S

Doctor
Bedlington
Bedlington Coal Co. Ltd., Morpeth
Samuel Hare
Charles Crondace
558
85
Coal, S

Dudley
Cramlington
Cramlington Coal Co. Ltd., Cramlington
Robert Linsley
K.M. Davis
652
120
Coal, S

Earsdon Church
Backworth
Owners of Backworth and West Cramlington Collieries, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.F. Spence
Thomas Battey
488
45
Coal, S

East Holywell
Backworth
East Holywell Coal Co. Ltd., Backworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Henderson Gibson
J.T. Johnson
626
134
Coal, S

Edgewell
Prudhoe
Johnson and Murton, Edgewell Colliery, Prudhoe
C.J. Murton

8
1
Coal, H

Eglingham
Eglingham
J. Barningham, Eglingham
J. Barningham

8
3
Coal, H

Elsdon
Otterburn
John F. Wake, Skirne Iron Works, Darlington
G. Dent

6
4
Coal, H

Elswick, "North"
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Elswick Coal Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.S. Anderson
William Hall
246
47
Coal, H & M

Elswick, "South"
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Elswick Coal Co. Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.S. Anderson
William Hall
148
60
Coal, H & M

Eltringham
Prudhoe
Eltringham Colliery Co., Prudhoe
Thos. Gilchrist
Noble Chrisp
151
75
Coal, G & H, Fireclay

Fallowfield
Hexham
Walton and Cowper, Acomb, Hexham
R. Henderson

11
1
Coal, H & M

Featherstone
Haltwhistle
Thompson and Sons, Brampton Junction
Thomas Croudace
Joseph Campbell
260
45
Coal, S

Felkington
Berwick-on-Tweed
Scremerston Coal Co. Ltd., Berwick-on-Tweed
William Brown
George Mercel
37
10
Coal, H

Fourstones
Fourstones
Wm. Benson, Fourstones, Hexham
S. Pearson

32
8
Coal, M

Goatstones
Simonburn
Rev. J. Allgood, Nunwick, Humshaugh
F. Morrison

4
1
Coal, H

Gunnerton
Chollerton
J. & B. Armstrong, Bellingham
Joseph Armstrong

9
1
Coal, H

Halton
Corbridge
English Bros., Matfen, Corbridge
Wm. English

9
2
Coal, H

Hareshaw Head
Bellingham
J. & B. Armstrong, Bellingham
Joseph Armstrong

8
3
Coal, H

Hartford
Hartford
Cramlington Coal Co. Ltd., Cramlington
Robert Linsley
Robert Fish
463
129
Coal, S

Hazelrigg
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Burradon and Coxlodge Coal Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Jethro Longridge
Wm. Durey
135
73
Coal, H & M

Heddon
Wylam
Heddon Coal and Firebrick Co., Wylam
J.K. Guthrie

58
18
Coal, G & M

Hedley Bank
Stocksfield
John T. Walker, Hedley, Stocksfield


8
1
Coal, H

Hepscott
Morpeth
Hepscott Coal Co., Morpeth
Thos. Temple

12
2
Coal, H

High
Cramlington
Cramlington Coal Co. Ltd., Cramlington
Robert Linsley
S.W. Linsley
420
116
Coal, S

High Green
Bellingham
C.W. Bell, High Green, Bellingham
James tate

2
0
Coal, H

Hook Hill
Corbridge
Jameson and Son, Corbridge-on-Tyne
J. Hetherington

2
0
Fireclay

Hollings
Ebchester
R. Dixon, Broad Oak Farm, Lintz Green
W. Allan

2
0
Coal, H

Howburn
Morpeth
Howburn Coal Co. Ltd., Morpeth
R.T. Swallow

46
12
Coal, H

Kirkheaton
Capheaton
Kirkheaton Colliery Co., Capheaton
Robert Burn
Robt. Burn, jun.
11
5
Coal, H

Linton
Morpeth
Ashington Coal Co., Morpeth
E.O. Southern

120
62
Coal, S

Long Framlington
Morpeth
Leach and Weeks, Long Framlington, Morpeth
Wm. Pattison

23
5
Coal, H

Longhirst Grange
Morpeth
Robert Nicholson, Morpeth
Robert wood

13
3
Coal, H

Longhorsley
Morpeth
C. Robinson and Co., Longhorsley, Morpeth
C. Robison

4
0
Coal, H

Maude
Backworth
Owmers of Backworth and West Cramlington Collieries, Backworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.F. Spence
Robt. Richardson
672
142
Coal, S

Mickley
Stocksfield
Mickley Coal Co., Stocksfield
Sydney Bates
Wm. Crowe
406
150
Coal, C & G

Mickley Bank Drift
Stocksfield
Isabella Bewick, Cherryburn, Stocksfield
John Bewick

7
2
Coal, H

Millhouse Drift
Bardon Mill
Errington Reay and Co., Bardon Mill
Wm. Reay

2
0
Fireclay

Montagu Fireclay
Scotswood
Walter Scott Ltd., Scotswood-on-Tyne
W.C. Murray
James Almond
54
21
Coal, M, Fireclay

Montagu Main
Scotswood
W. Benson and Sons, 11, Newgate St., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Ed. Nicholson

170
7
Coal, G & M, Fireclay

Netherton Hall
Morpeth
William Wood, Netherton Hall, Morpeth
William Wood

30
6
Coal, H

Netherwitton
Netherwitton
W.C. Temple, Netherwitton, Morpeth
W.C. Temple

6
2
Coal, H

Newburgh
Acklington
Radcliffe Coal Co. Ltd., Acklington
Dugald Baird

430
124
Coal, H & S

Newton
Newton-on-the-Moor
Newton Coal Co. Ltd., Felton
Charles Johnson

24
4
Coal, H

North Seaton
North Seaton
Cowpen Coal Co. Ltd., Quay Side, Newcastle-on-Tyne
James Preacher
John Gleghorn
761
172
Coal, S

North Walbottle
Newcastle-on-Tyne
North Walbottle Coal Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Philip Bolam
James Bainbridge
180
51
Coal, H

Old Bridge
East Woodburn
John Brown, Low Shaw, East Woodburn
John Brown

3
0
Coal, H

Old Throckley
Newcastle-on-Tyne
W. Stephenson and Sons, Throckley, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Isaac T. Cheesman

28
3
Coal, M, Fireclay

Park House
Morpeth
Davison and Walton, Morpeth
Joseph Walton

17
2
Coal, H

Pegswood
Morpeth
S.H. Fraser, Pegswood Colliery, Morpeth
J. Charles Hall

407
78
Coal, S

Plashetts
Plashetts
Plashetts Coal Co., Plashetts
Thomas Slinn

43
16
Coal, S

Plenmellor
Haltwhistle
Plenmellor Colliery Co., Haltwhistle


5
2
Coal, H

Preston
North Shields
Preston Coal Co. Ltd., North Shields
Thomas Heppell

117
34
Coal, H, Fireclay

Prestwick
Prestwick
Turner and Co., Prestwick, Newcastle-on-Tyne
David Young

11
6
Coal, H

Prudhoe
Prudhoe
Mickley Coal Co., Stocksfield
Sydney Bates
James Thompson
240
32
Coal, C & G

Scotswood
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Executors of W.C. Gibson, Scotswood, Newcastle-on-Tyne
George Humble

20
1
Coa, M, Fireclay

Scremerston
Berwick-on-Tweed
Scremerston Coal Co. Ltd., Berwick-on-Tweed
William Brown
Edward Young
127
25
Coal, H

Seaton Burn
Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Bowes and Partners Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
E.W. Crone
George Laverick
636
111
Coal, S

Seaton Delaval, "C", "D", "E" & "F"
Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Coal Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.A.S. Redmayne
M.H. Clough
571
234
Coal, S

Seaton Delaval, "Forster"
Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Coal Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.A.S. Redmayne
Thomas Robson
588
106
Coal, S, Fireclay

Seaton Delaval, "Hastings"
Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Coal Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.A.S. Redmayne
Thomas Robson
655
110
Coal, S

Seaton Delaval, "Relief"
Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Coal Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.A.S. Redmayne
Crawford Jordan
593
93
Coal, S, Fireclay

Seghill
Seghill
Joseph Laycock and Co., Seghill, Newcastle-on-Tyne
C.C. Leach
John Wm. Fryer
699
145
Coal, S

Shankhouse
Shankhouse
Cramlington Coal Co. Ltd., Cramlington
Robert Linsley
Andrew Crawford
488
97
Coal, S

Shilbottle
Alnwick
Shilbottle Coal Co., Lesbury
John Roscamp
George Felton
95
41
Coal, H

Shilburnhaugh Drift
Falstone
Michael Robson, Falstone
ichael Robson

4
0
Coal, H

South Tyne
Haltwhistle
W. Hudspith, Haltwhistle, Carlisle
Wm. Jopling

137
16
Coal, H & M

Stobswood
Acklington
John H. Burn, Sandhill, Newcastle-on-Tyne
John Buglass

63
17
Coal, S

Stublick
Langley-on-Tyne
M. Stobart, Tower Road, Rotherhithe, London
J.W. Stobart

3
1
Coal, H

Sutty Row
Wark
W. Charlton, Battlesteads, Wark-on-Tyne
W. Charlton

4
1
Coal, H

Togston
Acklington
Togston Coal Co. Ltd., Acklington
F.W. Allison
J. Barningham
44
12
Coal, S

Throckley
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Throckley Coal Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Isaac T. Cheesman
Robt. O. Brown
656
127
Coal, G & M, Fireclay

Unthank
Riding Mill
John Drummond, Kilnpit Hill, Riding Mill
John Drummond

14
1
Coal, H

Walbottle
Lemington-on-Tyne
Walbottle Coal and Firebrick Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne
C. Ferguson
Jas. Gallagher
431
22
Coal, G & M, Fireclay

Wallsend
Wallsend
Wallsend and Hebburn Coal Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Robt. Alfred Harle

42
98

Sinking
Walker
Walker
Walker Coal Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Henry White
Edward Fawcett
596
133
Coal, G, M & H

West Cramlington
Backworth
Owners of Backworth and West Cramlington Collieries, Backworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne
R.F. Spence
George Marley
260
54
Coal, S, Fireclay

West Duddo
Morpeth
West Duddo Coal Co., Morpeth


6
2
Coal, H

West Sleekburn
Bedlington
Bedlington Coal Co. Ltd., Bedlington
James Clough
Joseph Elliott
574
89
Coal, S

West Wylam
Prudhoe
Mickley Coal Co., Stocksfield
Thomas Bates
Thomas Bates, jun.
717
209
Coal, C & G, Fireclay

Whetstone Mea
Allenheads
W.B. Lead Co. Ltd., Allenheads
John Ridley

2
0
Coal, M

Whitehouse
Morpeth
F. & W. Armstrong, Ewesley, Morpeth
Matthew Taylor

6
2
Coal, H & M

Whittington
Corbridge
John Hall and Sons., Whittington Colliery, Corbridge-on-Tyne
Thomas Hall

9
1
Coal, H

Widdrington
Widdrington
Widdrington Coal Co., Acklington
James Hay, jun
James Davey
197
45
Coal, S

Woodhorn
Morpeth
Ashington Coal Co., Morpeth
E.C. Southern

34
22

Sinking
Total
27013
5979

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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