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List of Mine Shafts, Pits and Collieries
In the Dawley Area.

Malcolm Peel talking about the Dawley pits, by malcolm Peel Pit mounds of Dawley

Pits in the Dawley Area, from a 1968 book, by Ivor Brown      Catalogue of Mines

Cinderloo by Ian Thomas 2004

Grid references are the position of the shaft as best I can locate them.

Name Grid Reference Minerals Worked When Worked
Arleston SJ 66505 10181 Coal 1798-1882
Ash Tree (Lightmoor Coll) SJ 67710 05580 Red Clay & Coal ----- 1916
Barker’s Yard (Botany Bay Coll) SJ 68899 06630 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Black Hill, Dawley ? Coal ----- ©1910
Borough, Horsehay ? Coal 1932 - 1936
Botany Bay Colliery SJ 68893 06082 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Brandlee No 1 Shaft SJ 67720 07650 Coal WW1 - 1925
Brandlee No 1 & 2 North 678 077 Coal 1933 - 1957
Brandlee No 3 SJ 6781 0764 Coal 1933 - 1957
Buckatree Colliery SJ 66344 08141 Coal ----- 1902
Castle (Botany Bay Coll) SJ 68800 06300 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Charles Hay (Dawley Coll) SJ 6816 0759 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Clare’s Lane ? Coal 1927 - 1935
Cliff 681 094 Coal 1929 only
Coalmoor Farm ? Coal 1928 - 1929
Coalmoor 2, 4 & 5 ? Fireclay ?
Coalmoor No’s 1 to 14 ? ? ----- 1920
Coalmoor ? Coal ----- 1918
Coalmoor Grenfield (Prices No 1) ? ? 1945 - 1949
Common SJ 66700 08200 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1889
Common SJ 67270 07930 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1956
Coppice, Dawley ? Coal ----- 1927
Coppice (Old Park Coll) SJ 69000 09700 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Council SJ 68100 07110 Coal ----- 1923
Cuxey’s Wood (Malinslee & Stirchley Coll) SJ 70140 07790 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1861
Dablers (Dawley Coll) SJ 67540 08200 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Daisy (Old Park Coll) SJ 68940 08900 Coal & Ironstone 1906 - 1909
Dark Lane (Priorslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) SJ 70930 09080 Coal, Ironstone & Fireclay ?
Dawley Parva / Dawley Old Engine SJ 68200 05900 Coal ?
Dawley Road 670 083 Coal 1926 - 1929
Deepfields (Botany Bay Coll) SJ 68280 06380 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Dog in Lane (Probably a Coalmoor pit) SJ 66220 07550 ?
Doseley SJ 67875 06866 ?
Doseley Bridge SJ 67848 06767 Coal 1923 - 1927
Ercall View SJ 68300 08300 Coal, Ironstone & Pyrites ----- ©1910
Fairfield SJ 68100 09200 Coal ----- 1914
Fairview (Dawley Coll) SJ 67530 07460 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Farm No 1 SJ 68050 08130 Coal 1929 - 1944
Farm No 2 SJ 67850 08100 Coal ----- 1955
Forge, Old Park. (M/lee & Stir Coll) SJ 69500 09500 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1861
Forge (Meadow) (Old Park Coll) SJ 69713 07212 Coal & Ironstone 1825/6 - 1881
Furnace SJ 7033 0984 ? ?
Garden (Wellington) 673 096 ? ----- 1923
Gas Works 681 070 Coal ----- 1923
Gravel Leasowes (Lightmoor Coll) SJ 67900 05500 Red Clay & Coal ----- 1916
Grimber’s, Lightmoor ? ? ?
Hall, (Malinslee & Stirchley Coll) SJ 69600 09100 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1861
Harris’s Old Park No 5 SJ 68540 08860 Coal, Ironstone & Pyrites ----- ©1954
Heath Hill (Dawley Coll) SJ 68090 07925 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Heath Hill (Cosy) ? Coal ----- 1922
Hillcrest (Wellington) SJ 6818 0951 Coal ----- 1926
Hillside (Wellington) 680 087 Coal ----- 1924
Horsehay Common No’s 1,2 & 3 SJ 67200 07800 Coal ----- 1956
Huntington 659 079 Coal ----- 1956
Ivy SJ 6865 0956 Coal 1926 - 1939
Jackey (Mossey Green) SJ 6868 0927 Coal ----- 1914
Jerry (Dark Lane Colliery) SJ 69370 07400 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Jubb’s Leasow ? Red Clay ----- 1928
Jubilee 6819 0960 Coal ----- 1910
Ketley Grange 691 099 Coal ----- 1913
Ketley Rock Pits. No’s 1 to 12 684 091 Coal, Fireclay & Pyrites 1882 - 1964
Ladygrove, Horsehay ? Coal ----- ©1891
Langleyfield Pits SJ 69128 07312 Coal & Ironstone ©1800 – ©1900
Lawley Bank ? Coal ?
Lawley Colliery 6697 0921 Coal ----- 1900
Lawley Colliery No 3 6699 0939 Coal ----- 1900
Lawley Colliery No 4 6686 0939 Coal ----- 1900
Lawley Coppice 667 082 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1889
Lawley Furnace No 2 665 095 Coal ----- 1920
Lawley Furnace No 3 667 093 Coal ----- 1925
Lightmoor ? Fireclay ----- 1904
Lightmoor Whimsey ? ? ----- ©1788
Little Eyton (M/lee & Stir Coll) SJ 69100 07970 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1861
Little Hays (Priorslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) 7065 0936 Coal, Ironstone & Fireclay ?
Lodge (M/lee & Stir Coll) SJ 69982 08524 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1861
Lower Brandlee 6793 0711 Coal ?
Lower Brandlee 680 072 Coal ?
Lower Lightmoor 675 050 Coal ----- 1936 only
Lower Lightmoor 675 050 Fireclay ----- 1904
Lower Springs (Priorslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) 7044 0953 Coal, Ironstone & Fireclay ?
Mannerly Lane 684 096 Coal ----- 1930
Mill  (Botany Bay Coll) SJ 69145 06098 Coal & Ironstone 1817 1900
Moor Farm (Old Park Company) SJ 69469 07649 Coal & Ironstone 1840 - 1908
Mossey Green SJ 68690 09280 Coal ----- 1929
Mount SJ 66100 08600 Coal 1925 - 1931
Mount Pleasant (Little Wenlock) SJ 66440 06570 Coal ----- 1899
Newdale 673 098 Coal ----- 1922
New Dark Lane (Old Park Coll) 7027 0870 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
New Engine 6814 0499 ? ?
New Gravel Leasowes (Lightmoor Coll) 680 057 Coal & Red Clay ----- 1916
New Invention (Wellington) 6628 0846 Coal ----- 1926
New Tracks (Madeley) 6894 0565 Sunk in the Newneys 1834 ?
New Works SJ 66000 07900 (Wellington) 1920 - 1935
New Works 662 087 ? ?
Oaks (Wellington) SJ 68400 09200 Coal ----- 1931
Old Dark Lane (Old Park Coll) SJ 70240 09220 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Old Furnace SJ 68120 05390 Red Clay 1925 - 1936
Old Lawn (Malinslee & Stirchley Coll) SJ 70100 08900 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1861
Old Park ? Coal 1929 31, ---1949
Paddock (Botany Bay Coll) SJ 68644 07328 Coal & Ironstone ©1800 – ©1890
Parish (Botany Bay Coll) SJ 68576 06718 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1900
Park, Dawley SJ 68480 08660 Coal 1930 only
Park Lane, Dawley SJ 68980 09590 Coal ----- 1927
Plants Farm SJ 65800 08100 Coal ----- 1949
Poolhill ? Coal 1934 - 1936
Portley SJ 68611 07104 Coal & Ironstone ©1800 – ©1890
Princes End SJ 68190 09012 Coal, Fireclay & Pyrites 1922 - 1948
Princes End SJ 68190 09012 ? ?
Pudley Hill (Old Park and M/lee & Stir Coll) SJ 70000 09400 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Randlay (Old Park Coll) 7047 0817 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Randle, Dawley ? Coal 1934 – 1950s
Red Lion 6617 0699 ? ?
Rickyard (Priorslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) 7090 0966 Coal, Ironstone & Fireclay ?
Rock (Baileys) 684 095 Coal 1895 - 1921
Rock (Balls) 684 095 Coal 1895 - 1912
Rock (Groucotts) 684 095 Coal 1895 - 1900
Rock Pits 683 094 Coal, Fireclay & Pyrites 1882 - 1964
Rough Park 6814 0499 ? ----- ©1800
Round Oak (Wellington) 676 098 Coal ----- 1930
Shortwood No’s 1 to 11 657 105 Coal ----- 1970
Smalleyhill 6617 0794 Coal ----- 1950s
Southall  Coalbrookdale Company SJ 69115 06461 Coal & Ironstone ©1800 – ©1890
Spout / Holywell  (M/lee & Stir Coll) SJ 69501 08554 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1861
Spring Village (Dawley Coll) 674 076 Coal & Ironstone) ----- 1900
Spring Well / Top Yard SJ 68064 06132 Coal & Ironstone ©1800 – ©1890
Squires (Old Park Coll) 6908 0859 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Station Road 678 087 Coal 1934 - 1935
Stirchley Grange (Old Park Coll) 7013 0710 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Stoney Hill, Dawley ? Coal & Fireclay 1919 - 1933
Tarry (Priorslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) 7079 0985 Coal, Ironstone & Fireclay ?
Teece’s 6863 0926 Coal ----- 1948
Top Springs (Priorslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) 7063 0967 ??? ?
Top Yard  (Botany Bay Coll) SJ 68240 06140 Coal & Ironstone ©1800 – ©1890
Village (Priorslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) 7095 0941 Coal, Ironstone & Fireclay ?
Waggoner’s Fold (Old Park Coll) 691 087 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Wallows, Stirchley ? Coal ?
Westcroft or Nelson (Prslee Coll/Lilleshall Co) 7097 0993 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Wharf Malinslee (Old Park Coll) SJ 70100 08200 Coal & Ironstone ----- 1908
Wood Pits SJ 69550 08080 ? ?
Wood Pits (Coalmoor) 662 072 Coal 1928 - 1936
Wood Pits No 4 (Horsehay) 6621 0717 Coal ----- 1922
Wycherley SJ 67530 05764 Coal ----- 1906

Collieries

A list of mines that form a group, or colliery, that were under one ownership. Some are duplicated in the list above; this is because they may have been worked individually before or after the group was formed and in some cases, worked by different owners.

Botany Bay Colliery, Dawley; Produced coal and ironstone from about 1800 to about 1900.
Barkers Yard, Black Hill, Botany Bay, Castle, Castle Yard, Deepfield, Hinkshay, Mill, Paddock, Parish, Portley, Southall, Top Yard.

Brandlee Colliery, Dawley; This area of the Brandlee produced coal up to about 1925.
No’s 1 to 8. (This group of mines was situated on the Lower Brandlee adjacent to Doseley Road), Tunnel, Yard.

Dark Lane Colliery; Produced coal and ironstone up to about 1908.
Jerry, Langley Field, Lawn, Little Eyton, Lodge, Old Dark Lane, New Dark Lane, Moor Farm.

Dawley Colliery; Produced coal and ironstone up to about 1900.
Balls, Banks, Burd’s, Charles Hay, Dablers, Fair View, Heath Hill, Phillips, Spring Village, Worrall’s.

Lightmoor Colliery; Produced red clay and coal up to about 1916.
Ash Tree, Gravel Leasow, New Gravel Leasow, Rickyard, Stirchley Totes.

Malinslee and Stirchley Colliery; Produced coal and ironstone and closed in about 1861.
Cuxey’s Wood, New Dark Lane, Little Eyton, Forge, Grange, Hall, Hinkshay, Holywell (or Spout), Jones & Barkers, Lawn, Lodge, Moor Farm (or Moss Farm), Pudley Hill, Randlay, Tipton’s Wharf.

Old Park Colliery; Produced coal and ironstone and closed in about 1908.
No’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 35, Bennett’s No 7, Cadman’s No 9, Coppice, Corbett’s, Cuxey’s Wood 1 & 2, Daisy, Old & New 1 & 2 Dark Lane , Davis 11 & 20, Forge Meadow 1 & 2, Stirchley Grange, Hall 1 & 2, Hinkshay 2 & 3, Holywell 1, 2, 3, & 4, Jones & Barker No 8, Ketley Lawn 1 & 2, Little Eyton 1 & 2, Lodge 1 & 2, Moor Farm, Pickens No 14, Park, Pitchford’s No 12, Puddley Hill 2 & 3, Randlay 1 & 2, Rhodes No 15, Squires 1 & 2, Stephens No 21, Tipton’s No 6, Waggoners Fold, Water No 17, Wharf 1, 2, 3, 4, Whitehead No 31.

Horsehay Common Colliery; Produced coal and ironstone and closed in about 1877.
Balls 1 & 2, Birds 1 & 2, Horsehay Common 1, 2,& 3, Huntington, Maxfield.

Lawley Coppice Colliery; Produced coal and ironstone and closed in about 1889
Balls, Do Well, Gallears, Lower, Maypole No’s 1 & 2, Mount, Prospect, Shepherds No’s 1 & 2 (Little Wenlock).