Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

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

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by Henry Hall, H.M.Inspector for the Liverpool District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in West Lancashire, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Abram, "Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5"
Bickershaw
Abram Coal Co. Ltd., Bickershaw, Wigan
James Tickle

959
270
Coal

Alexandra
St. Helens
St. Helens Collieries Co. Ltd., St. Helens
William Arnold
William Pendlebury


Coal

Alexandra
Haigh
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
James Leigh
548
107
Coal

Alliance
Wigan
Alliance Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan
Thomas Marsden
Thomas Walls
132
36
Coal, G, H & S

Amberswood
Wigan
Hindley Coal, Brick, and Tile Co., Hindley
Joseph Farrimond

39
10
Coal, H, M & S
Discontinued
Amberswood, "Nos. 1 & 3"
Wigan
Moss Collieries Co., Platt Bridge, Wigan
William Lloyd

274
65
Coal, H & M

Arley
Wigan
John Scowcroft and Co. Ltd., Hindley Green, Wigan
James Walls

161
76
Coal

Arley Yard
Wigan
John Scowcroft and Co. Ltd., Hindley Green, Wigan
James Walls

140
14
Coal

Ashton
Ashton, Wigan
Garswood Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Peter Gorton
Thomas Lomax
211
42
Coal

Ashton's Green, "No. 2"
St. Helen's
Bromilow, Foster, and Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Thos. Pennington

122
23
Coal

Ashton's Green, "No. 3"
St. Helen's
Bromilow, Foster, and Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Thos. Pennington

261
60
Coal

Ashton's Green, "No. 5"
St. Helen's
Bromilow, Foster, and Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Thos. Pennington

360
67
Coal

Aspull Pumping
Aspull
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
John Johnson
10
14
Coal

Bamfurlong, "No. 1"
Wigan
Cross, Tetley, and Co. Ltd., Bamfurlong, Wigan
J.W. Hutchinson
John Foster
124
20
Coal
Bamfurlong, "No. 3"
Wigan
Cross, Tetley, and Co. Ltd., Bamfurlong, Wigan
J.W. Hutchinson
John Hall
246
74
Coal
Bamfurlong, "No. 4"
Wigan
Cross, Tetley, and Co. Ltd., Bamfurlong, Wigan
J.W. Hutchinson
Joseph Yates; Robert Green
519
127
Coal
Bawkhouse
Haigh
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
Edmund Smith
1
2
Coal

Bickershaw, "No. 1"
Leigh
Ackers, Whitley, and Co. Ltd., Leigh, Manchester
Joseph Goulden

447
64
Coal

Bickershaw, "No. 2"
Leigh
Ackers, Whitley, and Co. Ltd., Leigh, Manchester
Henry Barton

453
64
Coal

Bickershaw, "No. 3"
Leigh
Ackers, Whitley, and Co. Ltd., Leigh, Manchester
William Bootle

608
64
Coal

Bickershaw, "No. 4"
Leigh
Ackers, Whitley, and Co. Ltd., Leigh, Manchester
William Bootle

577
64
Coal

Bickerstaffe
Skelmersdale
Bromilow, Foster, and Co., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
John Foster
William Moss
209
39
Coal

Birchley
Billinge, Wigan
H. Atherton, Birchley, Wigan


17
5
Coal, H

Bispham Hall
Billinge, Wigan
William Hilton, Bispham Hall Colliery, Billinge, Wigan
W. Littler

46
8
Coal, H

Bold, "No. 2"
Earlstown
Collins Green Colliery Co. Ltd., Earlstown
Andrew Jackson
Henry Reynolds
470
77
Coal

Bold, "No. 3"
Earlstown
Collins Green Colliery Co. Ltd., Earlstown
Andrew Jackson
William Jones
434
76
Coal

Bridge
Haigh
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
Michael Burns
1
1
Coal

Broomfield
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
John Dean
Henry farrimond
59
46
Coal

Billinge Lane
Billinge
Winstanley Collieries Co. Ltd., Wigan
E.R. Davies
William Burgess
446
149
Coal

Brynn Hall, "No. 1"
Ashton
Brynn Hall Colliery Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
Samuel Gregory
Chas. Lancaster
284
46
Coal

Brynn Hall, "No. 2"
Ashton
Brynn Hall Colliery Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
Samuel Gregory
Reuben France
351
53
Coal

Brynn Hall, "No. 3"
Ashton
Brynn Hall Colliery Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
Samuel Gregory
Reuben France
33
2
Coal

Brynn Hall, "No. 4 & 5"
Ashton
Brynn Hall Colliery Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
Samuel Gregory
Reuben France
71
15
Coal

Bye Pit
Wigan
Jonathan Blundell and Sons, Pemberton, Wigan
William J. Greener
Daniel Toman
203
10
Coal
Further 205 employed Coking, Workshops, etc.
Carrs
Prescot
Carrs Colliery Co. Ltd., Prescot
John Atherton

90
24
Coal, G, H & S

Chapel House, "No. 3"
Skelmersdale
Executors of the late Ed. Smith, Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Samuel Brierley
Joseph Berry
121
27
Coal, G, H & S

Chapel House, "No. 4"
Skelmersdale
Executors of the late Ed. Smith, Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Samuel Brierley
John Horracks
140
26
Coal, G, H & S

Clock Face
St. Helens
The Bold Hall Estate Ltd., Bold, St. Helens
Richard Marsh

50
42
Coal
Sinking
Collins Green, "No. 1"
Earlestown
Collins Green Colliery Co. Ltd., Earlestown
Andrew Jackson
James Cunliffe
384
73
Coal

Collins Green, "No. 2"
Earlestown
Collins Green Colliery Co. Ltd., Earlestown
Andrew Jackson
Robert Holcroft
239
42
Coal

Crawford, "No. 1"
Aspull
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
James Hough
505
60
Coal

Crawford, "No. 2"
Aspull
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
Michael Burns
369
82
Coal

Crop and Deep
St. Helens
St. Helens Collieries Co. Ltd., St. Helens
William Arnold
Robert Farrington
385
123
Coal

Deep Pit, "No. 1"
Ashton, Wigan
Garswood Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
George Moody
Henry Lomax
206
39
Coal

Deep Pit, "No. 2"
Ashton, Wigan
Garswood Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Peter Gorton
Henry Smally & Thomas Lomax
336
34
Coal
Further 137 employed at Workshops, etc.
Douglas Bank, North
Wigan
Rosebridge and Douglas Bank Colliery Co. Ltd., Wigan
John House
Walter House
186
62
Coal

Douglas Bank, South
Wigan
Rosebridge and Douglas Bank Colliery Co. Ltd., Wigan
John House
John Heathcote
409
61
Coal

Dukes
Wigan
Crompton and Shawcross, Wigan
Alfred Lymm
James Ball
90
50
Coal

East Cannel
Wigan
The Ince Coal and Cannel Co.
John Cartwright

230
24
Coal

Eccleston Hall
St. Helens
Worsley Mesnes Colliery Co., Wigan
John Corner
George Morris
205
32
Coal

Edge Green
Golborne
Richd. Evans and Co. Ltd., Haydock, St. Helens
George Prescot

247
35
Coal

Edith and Mabel
Wigan
Crompton and Shawcross, Wigan
Alfred Lymm
John Ince
263
70
Coal

Elms
Wigan
Wigan Cannel Colliery Ltd., Boar's Head
C.M. Irving
James Worthington
124
46
Coal

Engine
Wigan
John Scowcroft and Co. Ltd., Hindley Green, Wigan
Thomas Oakes
Godfrey Hardy
94
14
Coal

Frodsham
St. Helens
Liverpool and St. Helens Brick and Coal Co. Ltd., Ravenhead, St. Helens
Henry Knight

30
12
Coal, M & S

Garswood Hall, "No. 1"
Ashton
Garswood Hall Collieries Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
James McGeever
William Ince
92
44
Coal

Garswood Hall, "No. 2"
Ashton
Garswood Hall Collieries Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
James McGeever
Thomas E. Webb
359
142
Coal

Garswood Hall, "No. 4"
Ashton
Garswood Hall Collieries Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
James McGeever
William Ince
54
10
Coal

Garswood Hall, "No. 5"
Ashton
Garswood Hall Collieries Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
James McGeever
William Fletcher
418
95
Coal

Garswood Hall, "No. 6"
Ashton
Garswood Hall Collieries Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
James McGeever
Nathaniel Johnson
255
92
Coal

Garswood Hall, "No. 7"
Ashton
Garswood Hall Collieries Co. Ltd., Ashton, Wigan
James McGeever
Nathaniel Johnson
74
24
Coal

Giants Hall , "Nos. 1, 2 & 3"
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. ltd., Wigan
John Dean
William Robinson
287
64
Coal

Gidlow
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
John Dean
John Culshaw
254
44
Coal

Gidlow and Swinley
Wigan
Ryland, Sons, and Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred Shaw
James Critchley and Thomas Parkinson
155
50
Coal

Golborne, "No. 1"
Golborne
Richard Evans and Co. Ltd., Haydock, St. Helens
James Cunliffe
William Yates
205
39
Coal

Golborne, "No. 2"
Golborne
Richard Evans and Co. Ltd., Haydock, St. Helens
James Cunliffe
Richard Potter
101
22
Coal

Hindley Field
Golborne
Hindley Field Coal Co. Ltd., Bickershaw, Wigan
John George Guy
James Green
157
38
Coal

Hindley Green, Six Feet
Wigan
John Scowcroft and Co. Ltd., Hindley Green, Wigan
James Walls

2
0
Coal

Holland, "Nos. 6 & 9"
Upholland
Whitemoss Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale
Paul Lea
William Brown
28
50
Coal

Hussey House
Wigan
John Hart, Hindley, Wigan


5
4
Coal, H & M

Huyton
Huyton
Huyton Colliery Co., Huyton, near Liverpool

Thomas Large


Coal, H
Boring
Ince Hall, "Nos. 1 and 2"
Wigan
Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
William Hampson
Thomas Walsh
182
36
Coal

Ince Park Lane
Ashton, Wigan
Garswood Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
James Gilroy
William Speakman and James Tipping
486
62
Coal

John
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
John Dean
Thomas Robinson
104
19
Coal

King Pit
Wigan
Jonathan Blundell and Sons, Pemberton, Wigan
William J. Greener
Daniel Toman
458
32
Coal

Kirkless
Aspull
Kirkless Colliery Co., Aspull, Wigan
Joseph Carter

62
22
Coal, H & M

Kirkless, "Nos. 1 & 2"
Aspull
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
Joseph Lee
3
2
Coal

Ladies Lane, "Nos. 1, 2 & 4"
Hindley
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Thos. G. Dobb
William Broadhurst and Peter Kenyon
282
40
Coal

Langtree
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
John Dean
Henry Farrimond
357
44
Coal

Lawn's Delf
Upholland
John Laithwaite, Upholland, Wigan


7
3
Coal, M

Lea Green
St. Helens
Sutton Heath and Lea Green Collieries Co. Ltd., St. Helens
James Robinson
William Cheetham
350
35
Coal

Lea Green (New Pits)
St. Helens
Sutton Heath and Lea Green Collieries Co. Ltd., St. Helens
James Robinson
William Foster
368
103
Coal

Legh Pit
Haydock
Richd. Evans and Co. Ltd., Haydock, St. Helens
Joseph Watkinson
John Millington
257
33
Coal

Lilly Lane
Golborne
Richd. Evans and Co. Ltd., Haydock, St. Helens
George Prescott
James Prescot
46
8
Coal

Lindsay, "Nos. 1 & 2"
Haigh
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
Moses Ramsdale
296
63
Coal

Lindsay, "No. 3"
Haigh
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
James Leigh
1
1
Coal

Long Lane, "Nos. 1 & 2"
Ashton, Wigan
Garswood Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
William Clark
Thomas Martland
347
78
Coal

Long Lane, Four Feet
Hindley Green
Swan Lane, Brick and Coal Co., Hindley Green, Wigan
James Pendlebury
John Morris
200
16
Coal

Long Lane, Three Feet
Hindley Green
Swan Lane, Brick and Coal Co., Hindley Green, Wigan
James Pendlebury
John Yates
56
47
Coal

Low Hall, "No. 5"
Wigan
Moss Hall Coal Co. Ltd., Wigan
Arthur Rushton
William Picton; Richard Owen
262
49
Coal

Low Hall, "No. 6"
Wigan
Moss Hall Coal Co. Ltd., Wigan
Howard Burrows

174
49
Coal

Low Hall, "No. 8"
Wigan
Moss Hall Coal Co. Ltd., Wigan
Howard Burrows
John Cunliffe
124
49
Coal

Mains, "No. 1"
Wigan
Cross, Tetley, and Co. Ltd., Bamfurlong, Wigan
J.W. Hutchinson
Thomas Welsh
266
46
Coal

Mains, "No. 2"
Wigan
Cross, Tetley, and Co. Ltd., Bamfurlong, Wigan
J.W. Hutchinson
Ismay Robinson
278
68
Coal

Maypole
Wigan
Cross, Tetley, and Co. Ltd., Bamfurlong, Wigan
R.F. Clark

44
51
Coal
Sinking
Meadow
Haigh
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
Edmund Smith
15
21
Coal

Meadows
Wigan
Lamb and Moore, Wigan
George E. Scarborough
R.T. Mears; Robt. White
222
72
Coal

Middle Pits
Ashton, Wigan
Garswood Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
George Moody
J.G. Moody
325
44
Coal

Moor, "No. 5"
Aspull
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
John Johnson
2
5
Coal

Moss, "No. 1"
Wigan
Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
William Hampson
Ralph Eastham
277
26
Coal

Moss, "No. 2"
Wigan
Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
William Hampson
Saull Ennion; William Aspinall
280
44
Coal

Moss, "No. 3"
Wigan
Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
James Elce
James Farrington; Edward Catterall
404
47
Coal

Moss, "No. 4"
Wigan
Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
James Elce
John Stopford
420
37
Coal

Moss, "No. 5"
Wigan
Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
James Elce
Hy. Talbot
225
41
Coal

Moss, "No. 6"
Wigan
Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
James Elce
Henry Birchall
493
56
Coal

Moss
Skelmersdale
Bromilow, Foster, & Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
John Foster
Thomas Jackson
12
30
Coal

New Boston
Haydock
Richd. Evans and Co. Ltd., Haydock, St. Helens
James Cook
Saml. Cook
228
41
Coal

Newton
Haydock
Richd. Evans and Co. Ltd., Haydock, St. Helens
Joseph watkinson
Chas. Sinister
355
50
Coal

Newtown
Wigan
Lamb and Moore, Wigan
George E. Scarborough
Robert white
3
10
Coal

Norley,"No. 2"
Wigan
Norley Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan
Sydney Swift

124
16
Coal

Norley, "No. 3"
Wigan
Norley Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan
Sydney Swift

15
3
Coal

Norley, "No. 4"
Wigan
Norley Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan
Sydney Swift

89
14
Coal

Norley, "No. 5"
Wigan
Norley Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan
Sydney Swift

123
23
Coal
Further 55 employed in Workshops, etc.
Ravenhead
St. Helens
St. Helens Collieries Co. Ltd., St. Helens
James Davies
Samuel Lethbridge; Thomas Bradbury; Joseph Wright
540
83
Coal

Robin Hill
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
John Dean
Henry farrimond
1
4
Coal

Rosebridge
Wigan
W. and T. Latham, Rosebridge Colliery, Wigan
William Latham
Thomas Latham
108
17
Coal

Saw Mills
Wigan
The Ince Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan
John Cartwright
William Taberner
20
3
Coal

Seven Feet
Wigan
Crompton and Shawcross, Wigan
Alfred Lymn
Henry Eatock
72
45
Coal

Sherdley
St. Helens
Whitecross Co. Ltd., Warrington
Robert Turner
R. Armstrong; J. French
482
155
Coal

Stonehouse
Wigan
John Scowcroft and Co. Ltd., Hindley Green, Wigan
Thomas Oakes

7
3
Coal

Sutton Heath, "Nos. 2 & 3"
St. Helens
Sutton Heath and Lee Green Collieries Co. Ltd., St. Helens
James Robinson
James Foster; James Cottom
244
34
Coal

Swire
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
John Dean
Richard Charnock
0
3
Coal

Tawd Vale, "No. 7"
Skelmersdale
Tawd Vale Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
James Tinsley

0
0
Coal
Discontinued
Tawd Vale, "No. 11"
Skelmersdale
Tawd Vale Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
James Tinsley

296
63
Coal

Tawd Vale, "No. 12"
Skelmersdale
Tawd Vale Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
James Tinsley

346
64
Coal

Taylor
Standish
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
John Dean
John Gore
356
57
Coal

The Park, "No. 1"
Ashton
J. and R. Stone, Ashton, Newton-le-Willows
R.S. Hilton
William Hodgkiss
282
75
Coal

The Park, "No. 2"
Ashton
J. and R. Stone, Ashton, Newton-le-Willows
R.S. Hilton
Henry Pennington
260
85
Coal

Trafford
Wigan
Crompton and Shawcross, Wigan
Alfred Lymn
Ambrose Howarth; Ralph Ellam
317
115
Coal

Victoria
Wigan
Victoria Coal Co. Ltd., Bickershaw, Wigan
Thomas Green

12
8
Coal
Sinking
Whiston, "Nos. 1 & 2"
Prescot
Wigan and Whiston Coal Co. Ltd., Prescot
Arthur Britton
Michael Corrigan; William Rutter
441
70
Coal

Whitemoss
Skelmersdale
Earl of Lathom, Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Henry Houghton
Elias Woods
96
23
Coal

Whitemoss Primrose
Skelmersdale
Whitemoss Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Paul Lea
William Large
168
8
Coal

Whitemoss, "No. 2"
Skelmersdale
Whitemoss Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Paul Lea
Robert Jones
69
20
Coal

Whitemoss Park
Skelmersdale
Whitemoss Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Paul Lea
John Starkie
145
56
Coal

Whitemoss, "No. 4"
Skelmersdale
Whitemoss Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Paul Lea
William Sharples
122
43
Coal

Whitemoss, "No. 6"
Skelmersdale
Whitemoss Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Ormskirk
Paul Lea
Thos. Edwards
294
57
Coal

Wigan Junction
Wigan
Wigan Junction Colliery Co. Ltd., Abram, Wigan
Isaac James
John Holliday; William Waring
289
109
Coal, G, H & S

Windmill Dalton
Upholland
Windmill Colliery Co. Ltd., Upholland, Wigan


10
3
Coal

Woodshaw
Aspull
Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan
Alfred E. Webster
John Unsworth
132
40
Coal

Worsley Mesnes, "Nos. 1 & 2"
Wigan
Worsley Mesnes Colliery Co., Wigan
Robert A. Booth
John Armstrong; Benjamin Thompson
855
184
Coal

Worthington Hall, "Nos. 1 and 2"
Wigan
Worthington Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Worthington, Wigan
James Atherton

106
28
Coal, H & M

Total
34388
7572

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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