Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

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

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by W.N Atkinson, H.M.Inspector for the North Staffordshire District in his Report for 1896


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

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks (Seams worked)
U/G
Sur.
Arscott, No. 2
Shrewsbury
Representatives of late James Smallshaw, Arscott, near Shrewsbury
John Cooke
Thomas Evans
17
3
Coal, H
Half Yard
Ash Coppice
Broseley
T. & E. Shaw, Broseley, Salop




Coal
Standing
Ash Tree
Dawley
Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd., Coalbrookdale, Salop


14
3
Red Clay

Asterley
near Minsterley
John Gardner, Shrewsbury


8
4
Coal, H
Closed June 1896
Barn
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Chas. Sylvester
61
19
Coal, H, M & S
Double Coal, Flint Coal
Barracks
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Chas. Sylvester
40
25
Coal, C, H, S & M, & Ironstone
Blackstone, Double Coal, Deep Coal
Benthall Fire Clay Level
Ironbridge
Adam J. Jones, Ironbridge, Salop
C.R. Jones

5
0
Fireclay

Benthall Pottery Clay
Benthall
Wm. Allen, Benthall, Ironbridge, Salop
C.R. Jones

3
2
Fireclay

Benthall White Level
Benthall
Maw and Co. Ltd., Jackfield, Salop


3
2
Fireclay

Billingsley
Bridgnorth
Severn Valley Colliery Co., Billingsley, near Bridgenorth, Salop
F.W. Gibbs

25
4
Coal, H
Brooch or Yard Coal
Blest's Hill
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop
J.C.T. Raspass
Jas. Bowen
12
2
Red Clay

Boycott
Shrewsbury
Messrs. Atherton, Hanwood Colliery, Shrewsbury
S. Atherton




Standing
Brandlea
Horsehay
Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd., Coalbrookdale, Salop
J. Chirm

4
3
Coal, H & M, & Fireclay
Yard
Broseley Green
Broseley
Craven, Dunnill and Co. Ltd., Jackfield, Salop





Standing
Broseley Wood
Broseley
Maw and Co., Jackfield, Salop





Standing
Calcutts
Jackfield
Maw and Co., Jackfield, Salop


8
3
Red Clay

Chapel
Heath Hill, Dawley
Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd., Coalbrookdale, Salop
Jas. Chirm

17
3
Coal, H & M
Yard
Coneybury
Broseley
Saml. Meredith, Broseley, Salop


17
3

Closed June 1896
Cruch Meole
Shrewsbury
Messrs. Atherton, Hanwood Colliery, Shrewsbury
S. Atherton
William -
40
7
Coal, H
Half Yard
Dark Lane
Prior's Lee
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Prior's Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Matt. Tonks
53
24
Coal, H, & Ironstone
Pennystone, Top Coal
Deep
Broseley
Broseley Tileries Co. Ltd., Broseley, Salop


6
2
Coal, M, & Red Clay
Clod Coal
Deer Leap
Broseley
Chas. Rd. Jones, Broseley Wood, salop





Standing
Doughty's
Jackfield
John Doughty and Son, Jackfield, Salop
W. Wild

13
1
Red Clay

Dunge
Broseley
Broseley Tileries Co. Ltd., Broseley, Salop




Coal, M
Standing
Dunge
Broseley
G. & F. Davis, Broseley, Salop
Geo. Howells

16
4
Coal and Red Clay
Sulphur Coal
Fairview
Dawley
Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd., Coalbrookdale, Salop
M. Powell

21
8
Coal, H & M
Yard
Farley
Pontesbury
W.H. Brown, Farley Colliery, Pontesbury, Salop


15
6
Coal
Closed May 1895
Fireclay
Priors Lee
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, near Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Matt. Tonks
7
3
Fireclay

Fish House
Broseley
Chas. R. Jones, Broseley Wood, Broseley, Salop
C.R. Jones

10
3
Coal, H

Freehold
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Chas. Sylvester
29
11
Coal, H
Fungous
Getchfield
Coalport
Wm. Exley and Sons, Broseley, Salop
Geo. Clark

14
1
Red Clay

Grange
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Salop, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Chas. T. Hulett
239
60
Coal, H, M & S
Fungous. Double Coal
Granville
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Chas. T. Hulett
177
67
Coal, C, H & M
Clod Coal. Top Coal. Double Coal
Gravel Leasow
Dawley
Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd., Coalbrookdale, Salop


9
2
Red Clay

Hall
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop





Standing
Hanwood
Shrewsbury
Messrs. Atherton, Hanwood Colliery, Shrewsbury
S. Atherton
William Powell
103
18
Coal, H & S
Half Yard
Haughton's
Jackfield
R.D. Haughton, Jackfield, Salop


3
0
Red Clay

Highley
Bridgnorth
Highley Mining Co. Ltd., Bridgnorth, Salop
T. Bramley
Arthur Mosby
151
35
Coal, H & M
Brooch
Hills Lane
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop




Ironstone
Standing
Kemberton
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop
J.C.T. Raspass
Jas. Bowen
235
73
Coal, H & M, & Ironstone
Pennystone, Top Coal, Flint & Clod
Ketley Quarry
Ketley
S. Hyde, Church Street, Oakengates, Wellington, Salop


2
2
Coal
Top Coal
Ketley Bank
Ketley
Thos. Parton and Co., Red Lake, Wellington, Salop


9
4
Coal, H, M & S
Double. (Standing since March 1896)
Ketley Grange
Ketley
Wm. Guy, Ketley Grange, Oakengates, Wellington, Salop


14
4
Coal, H
Deep
Kinlet
Bridgnorth
Highley Mining Co. Ltd., Bridgnorth, Salop
T. Bramley

30
36
Coal, H & M
Sinking
Knowbury
Clee Hill
Knowbury Colliery Co., Clee Hill, Ludlow, Salop
John Pearson

11
4
Coal

Lawley
Lawley
F. & Jas. Ferriday, Horsehay, Salop
Jas. Ferriday

8
3
Coal, M
New Mine
Lawley Furnace
Wellington
Steeraway Lime Co., Wellington, Salop
John O. Owen

15
4
Coal
Two Feet
Lawn
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop
John Davies

6
2

Sinking
Lawn
Priors Lee
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Matt. Tonks
19
13
Coal, H, M & S
Double Coal
Little Eyton
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop





Standing
Lodge Bank
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop





Standing
Lower Lightmoor
Dawley
Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd., Coalbrookdale, Salop


5
3
Fireclay

Madeley Court, Nos. 7 & 8
Madeley
Madeley Court Co., Madeley, Salop
Wm. Snowdon

47
11
Coal, C, H & M
Best Coal
Madeley Court, Nos. 9 & 10
Madeley
Madeley Court Co., Madeley, Salop
Wm. Snowdon




Standing
Madeley Court, Nos. 11 & 12
Madeley
Madeley Court Co., Madeley, Salop
Wm. Snowdon

34
12
Coal, C, H & M
Double Coal
Madeley Court, Nos. 16 & 17
Madeley
Madeley Court Co., Madeley, Salop
Wm. Snowdon

65
38
Ironstone
Pennystone
Malins Lee
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop





Standing
Meadow
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop




Ironstone
Standing
Meadow
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop
J.C.T. Raspass
Jas. Bowen
36
10
Coal, M
Double Coal
Moat Hall
Shrewsbury
W.T. Shorthouse, Moat Hall Colliery, near Shrewsbury
W. Round

28
15
Coal, H
Half Yard
Mossy Green
Ketley
Jas. Teece, Ketley Bank, Wellington, Salop


13
4
Coal, H
New Mine
Muxton Bridge
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Chas. Sylvester
68
30
Coal, C, H, M & S
Double Coal
Nab Side
Wellington
Hopley Bros., Wombridge, Wellington, Salop
Jas. Ferriday

5
2


New Hales
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop
J.C.T. Raspass
Jas. Bowen
47
34
Ironstone
Pennystone
New Pit
Shrewsbury
Representatives of late James Smallshaw, Arscott, near Shrewsbury
John Cook
Thos. Evans
47
11
Coal, H
Half Yard
New Works
Horsehay
Reuben Jones, Horsehay, Salop
Reuben Jones

12
3
Coal, H & S

New Works
Wellington
Steeraway Lime Co., Wellington, Salop
John O. Owen

4
2
Coal
Two Feet
Old Hales
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop
J.C.T. Raspass
Jas. Bowen
82
29
Coal, M, & Ironstone
Flint Coal, Pennystone
Overton's
Donnington
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Prior's Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
Matt. Tonks
82
29
Coal, H, M & S, & Ironstone
Deep Coal, Blackstone, Flint Coal
Park Forge
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop
John Davies

7
3
Coal
Double Coal
Prestage's
Jackfield
Prestage and Co., Broseley, Salop


9
2
Red Clay

Pudley Hill
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop
John Davies

31
9
Coal
Clod and New Mine
Red Lake
Dawley
E. Pitchford, Red Lake, Ketley, Wellington, Salop


26
7
Coal, H

Rickyard
Priors Lee
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop





Standing
Rock
Priors Lee
Wm. Exley and Son, Broseley, Salop
Thomas Wilde

9
2
Red Clay

Rock
Priors Lee
W. and P. Jones, Jackfield, Salop
Hiram Dodd

12
4
Red Clay

Rock
Dawley
James Bailey, The Manse, Ketley, near Wellington, Salop
John Bailey

14
4
Coal, H

Rock
Dawley
Wm. Balls, Dawley, Salop


2
2
Coal, H

Rock
Dawley
Thomas Jones, Dawley, Salop


7
2
Coal, M

Rock
Dawley
W.H. Palin, Ketley, Wellington, Salop





Re-opening
Rock Village
Dawley
Grocott Bros., Dawley, Salop


6
2
Coal, H & M

Rose and Crown
Wellington
Hopley Bros., Wombridge, Wellington, Salop
Jas. Ferriday
W. Hassall
41
9
Coal, M & S
Two Feet, Clunch and Randle
Round House
Wellington
Hopley Bros., Wombridge, Wellington, Salop





Standing
Shaws
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop
J.C.T. Raspass
Jas. Bowen
57
10
Coal, M
Flint Coal
Silver Hill
Benthall
Wm. Allen, Benthall, Ironbridge, Salop
C.R. Jones

7
2
Coal, M

Spout
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal




Coal
Standing
Squires
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal


13
4
Coal
Closed June 1896
Stable Hill
Broseley
Oakes and Pumford, Broseley, Salop


4
2
Red Clay

Stafford
Priors Lee
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee Hall, Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
John Greene
231
48
Coal, C, H, M & S
Double, Clod, New Mine, Flint, Clunch
Styches
Madeley
Madeley Wood Co., Ironbridge, Salop
J.C.T. Raspass
Jas. Bowen
29
22
Ironstone
Pennystone
Tuckies
Jackfield
Maw and Co. Ltd., Jackfield, Salop


15
8
Coal, Fireclay, & Red Clay

Turner's Yard
Broseley
Broseley Tileries Co. Ltd., Broseley, Salop


8
2
Coal, M
Clod Coal
Wagoner's Field
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop




Coal
Standing
Water Engine
Wellington
Hopley Bros., Wombridge, Wellington, Salop
Jas. Ferriday
W. Hassall
25
9
Coal, M & S
Two Feet
Watsall, Nos. 1 & 4 Pits
Clee Hills
Cornbrook and Knowbury Coal and Stone Co., Clee Hills, Ludlow, Salop
Thos. Edwards

36
12
Coal, H
Smith Coal
Wood
Dawley
Stirchley Coal and Iron Co., Stirchley, near Shifnal, Salop





Standing
Woodhouse
Priors Lee
Lilleshall Co. Ltd., Priors Lee, near Shifnal, Salop
Noel T. Beech
David Cooke
202
55
Coal, C, H, M & S
Double, Top, New Mine, Fungous, Clod, Deep Coal
Woodlands
Ironbridge
Geo. Legge and Son., Madeley, Salop


9
2
Red Clay

Total
2863
928

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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