The Mines of the Bristol and Somerset Coalfield

This website contains various types of data relating both to individual collieries in northern Somerset and southern Gloucestershire and to the coalfield as a whole. The data has been gathered from a variety of sources, mostly official publications, supplemented by some original records, although these are extremely scarce. Similarly, the literature on the area leaves much to be desired; nevertheless, there are a number of publications which are particularly useful and these are listed in the bibliography.

It must be emphasised that, due to the difficulty experienced in obtaining copies of many of the source publications, the data presented here is far from complete. Work on filling the gaps is continuing, but it is hoped that the details available at present will be of some interest.



These pages were compiled by Keith Ramsey. Any comments regarding their content can be sent to