Unlike parts of South Yorkshire this area has very few workable coals above the Barnsley or Top Hard coal. This results from a mixture of seam thinning and erosion.A few pre-1998 papers on Nottinghamshire mining have been listed by Brook and Griffin gives an overview of the pre-nationalised industry there.1,2
Thoresby, Nottingham’s last colliery, ended coal production on 10th July 2015.
When the coal industry was nationalised in 1947, there were 49 collieries in Nottinghamshire; now there are none. The last pits to close were Calverton (1999), Annesley (2000), Clipstone (2003), Harworth (2006), Wellbeck (2010) & Thoresby (2015).
- Brook, M. A Nottinghamshire Bibliography: Publications on Nottinghamshire History before 1998 (The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire in association with the Nottingham Civic Society, 2002).
- Griffin, A.R. Mining in the East Midlands, 1550-1947 (Routledge, 1971)
Collieries after Nationalisation in 1947
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