This coalfield runs south from the very northern part of this county, around Polesworth, and continues under Coventry and remains largely unworked.
Daw Mill Colliery, one of England’s largest coal producers, was closed in March 2013 because of a large gob fire, caused by spontaneous combustion.
Wale has written about the Griff Colliery Company Limited.1
When the coal industry was nationalised in 1947, there were 20 collieries in Warwickshire; now there are none. The last three pits to close were Baddesley (1989), Coventry (1991) & Daw Mill (2013)
- Wale, J. “The Griff Colliery Company Limited, Warwickshire, 1882-1914: A Case Study In Business History” Midland History, Vol.14 (1989), pp. 95-119
Collieries after Nationalisation in 1947
|Alvecote||Tamworth||1875||(May)||(1951)||Merged with North Warwick|
|Amington||Amington & Stonydale||1870||(May)||(1951)||Merged with North Warwick|
|Ansley Hall||Chapel End||1875||(November)||(1959)||Merged with Haunchwood|
|Birch Coppice, Nos 1 & 2||Dordon||1875||November||1986|
|Dexter||Kingsbury||1960||(March)||(1965)||Merged with Daw Mill|
|Pooley Hall||Polesworth||1848||(May)||(1951)||Merged with North Warwick|