SHEFFIELD COLLIERIES AT WORK IN 1869

This was the first official list that was published in the Inspectors Report and contains COLLIERY, SITUATION and OWNER

 

COLLIERY SITUATION OWNER
     

Beighton

Sheffield

Skinner and Holford.

Birley

Sheffield

Jeffcock and Dunn.

Bracken Moor (Deepcar)

Sheffield

John Helliwell.

Brightside

Sheffield

Unwin and Co.

Carbrook

Sheffield

Pitsmore Coal Co.

Castle

Sheffield

Jeffcock and Dunn.

Chapeltown

Sheffield

J Platts.

Deepcar

Sheffield

John Armitage.

Deepcar

Sheffield

Joseph Grayson.

Deepcar

Sheffield

Benjamin Coldwell.

Dungworth

Sheffield

Haigh and Co.

Elder Cliff (Deepcar)

Sheffield

Thomas Grayson.

Handsworth

Sheffield

Benjamin Huntsman.

Haywood (Deepcar)

Sheffield

John Armitage.

Henholmes

Sheffield

ditto

Hunshelf

Sheffield

Joseph Jubb.

Hunshelf

Sheffield

Thomas Peace.

Kiveton Park

Sheffield

Carrington and Co.

Lee Wood (Thurgoland)

Sheffield

Wilcock and Co.

Manor

Sheffield

Benjamin Huntsman.

New Winning

Sheffield

ditto

North Stavely

Sheffield

Stavely Coal and Iron Co. Ltd.

Orgreave

Sheffield

Mrs. Sorby.

Sheffield

Sheffield

Benjamin Huntsman.

Sim Hill (Thurgoland)

Sheffield

Messrs. Wilcock.

Stocksbridge (ddpecar)

Sheffield

Samuel Fox and Co.

St Davids (Oughtibridge)

Sheffield

Russell and Co.

Tankersley

Sheffield

Newton Chambers and Co.

Thorncliffe

Sheffield

ditto

Thurgoland

Sheffield

George Darwent.

Wharncliffe (Oughtibridge)

Sheffield

J Beaumont.

Whancliffe Wood

Sheffield

Silver Firebrick Co.

Woodhouse (Handsworth)

Sheffield

Herring and Co.

Woodthorp

Sheffield

John Rhodes.

Wortey Silkstone

Sheffield

Andrews Burrows and Co.

Information obtained the Coal Mine History Resource Centre

Background Note

A description of mining in the Sheffield area in 1956 says:- Sheffield stands to the western edge of a continuous coalfield that extends from Cudworth in the north, to Mansfield in the south. The coal measures are in places 5,000 feet thick, and contain up to thirty four seams of coal which are workable in present conditions. The seams outcropped (surfaced) in the Sheffield area but have now mostly been worked by opencasting. Only Handsworth pit was still active in 1956. The 'Barnsley' or 'hard top' seam had a workable section of over 6 feet, in most localities in the Doncaster area. It was worked at a depths approaching 1000 yards (in 1956).

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