This database is a ‘lite’ version of one developed as a research tool for NMRS by Mike Gill, its Recorder. The area covered is that of the three Ridings of pre-1974 Yorkshire. This means that mines around Todmorden, which is geologically part of the Lancashire coalfield, are included, as are the detached Ingleton coalfield and the various localised, non-Coal Measures coalfields in the Pennines.
This database is a ‘lite’ version of one developed as a research tool for NMRS by Mike Gill, its Recorder. It is based on a National Coal Board Statistical Department listing of mines taken into state control on Vesting Day, January 1st 1947, and does not include the smaller mines of coal and/or clay which remained in private hands. Like the database of Mines of coal and other stratified minerals in Yorkshire from 1854, it seeks to establish a chronology, this time for the decline of the post-war coal industry.
This database was compiled for NMRS Records by searching the indexes to Dissolved (joint stock) Companies, at the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) at Kew.
A few collieries in the old county of Westmorland.