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 the NMRS Records by searching the indexes to Dissolved (joint stock) Companies, at the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) at Kew. The user must be aware that, because they were compiled by searching for certain key words (i.e. coal, colliery, mine, mining) these listings do not contain those mining companies which used personal names only, for example, Barber, Walker & Co. Ltd.
A few collieries in the old county of Westmorland.