This catalogue contains the names, situation, minerals worked and approximate dates of working, where known, of nearly 550 mines in the Coalbrookdale Coalfield. The list is by no means complete but includes only those mines of which the compiler has some information. It is quite possible that a complete list would have twice or even three times the number of mines given.
National Grid references have not been added. The compiler has references for many of the mines but the task of putting a reference to each entry could be carried out more easily by some local group, school or club.
The mines are given under the following geographical areas, Broseley, Oakengates, MadeIey, Dawley and Lawley. Names of collieries (or groups of pits under one ownership) are in italics. Occasionally one of the pits included in a group is duplicated elsewhere. This is because the pit has been worked as an individual unit for a number of years usually after the group was abandoned. Alternative names are given in brackets following the common name and the name of the parish in which the mine is situated is given where there might otherwise be confusion in identification. The minerals worked are indicated by the following:-
C - coal, Fe - ironstone, P - pyrites, F - fireclay, R - red tile or brick clay, L - limestone.
All dates are inclusive and nearly all have been obtained from the official documents (Part II Nos. 62-64, 66-67). Numbers given after the dales refer to the Bibliography, Part II.
The compiler will be pleased to assist, on request, students or others studying the various mines. Obviously, the list gives only a bare outline of the detail available.
Dawley, Coalmoor, Lightmoor, Stirchley, Malinslee, Old Park.
|Black Hill, Dawley||Coal||- c 1910|
|Botany Bay Colliery, Dawley
Barkers Yard, Black Hill, Botany Bay,
Castle, Castle Yard, Deepfield,
Hinks Hay, Mill, Paddock, Parish,
Portley, Southhall, Top Yard.
|Coal, Ironstone||- 1900|
|Brandlee 1 & 2||Coal||1933 - 195?|
|Brandlee Colliery, Dawley
Nos. 1-8 Lower, Tunnel, Yard
|Coalmoor Farm||Coal||1928 - 1929|
|Coalmoor 2, 4, & 5||Fireclay||
|Coalmoor Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14||- 1920|
|Coalmoor Greenfield (Prices No. 1)||1945 - 1949|
|Coppice, Dawley||Coal||- 1927|
|Council, Dawley||Coal||- 1923|
|Dark Lane Colliery
Jerry, Langley Field, Lawn,
Little Eyton, lodge, Old Dark Lane,
New Dark Lane, Moor Farm
|Coal, Ironstone||- 1908
|Dawley Colliery, Dawley
Balls, Banks, Burds, Charles Hay,
Dablers, Fair View, Heath Hill,
Phillips, Spring Village, Worralls
|Coal, Ironstone||- c 1900
|Dawley Road||Coal||1926 - 1929|
|Doseley Bridge||Coal||1923 - 1927|
|Ercall View||Coal||- 1910|
|Fair View||Coal, Fireclay||- 1948|
|Gas Works||Coal||- 1923|
|Good hope, Madeley||Coal, Fireclay||- 1948|
|Heath Hill||Coal||- 1936|
|Heath Hill (Cosy)||Coal||- 1922|
|Jubbs Leesow||Red Clay||- 1928|
|Langley Fields Colliery|
Ash Tree, Gravel Leasow,
New Gravel Leasow,
Rickyard, Stirchley, Toyes
|Red Clay, Coal||- 1916|
|Lower Lightmoor||Coal||1936 only|
|Lower Lightmoor||Fireclay||- 1904|
|Malinslee and Stirchley Colliery
Cuxey's Wood, Dark Lane New,
Little Eyton, Forge, Grange, Hall,
Hinks Hay, Holywell (or Spout),
Jones & Barkers, Lawn, Lodge,
Moor Farm (moss Farm), Pudley Hill,
Randley, Tipton's Wharf
|Coal, Ironstone||- 1861
(116, 129, 131)
|Mount, Horsehay||Coal||1925 - 1931|
|New Dale||Coal||- 1929|
|Old furnaces, Lightmoor||Red Clay||1925 - 1936|
|Old Park||Coal||1929-31, - 1949|
|Old Park Colliery
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 18, 19, 26, 27,
28, 29, 32, 35, Bennetts No. 7,
Cadmans No. 9, coppice, Corbetts,
Cuxey's Wood 1 & 2, Daisy,
Dark Lane, Old & New 1 & 2,
Davis 11 & 20,Forge Meadow 1 & 2,
Grange (Stirchley), Hall 1 & 2,
Hinks Hay 2 & 3, Holywell 1, 2, 3, 4,
Jones & Barkers No. 8, Ketley Lawn 1 & 2,
Little Eyton 1 & 2, Lodge 1 & 2,
Moor Farm Pickens No. 14, Park,
Pitchfords No. 12, Puddley Hill 2 & 3
Randley 1 & 2, Rhodes No. 15,
Squires 1 & 2, Stephens No. 21,
Tiptons No. 6, Wagoners Fold, Water
No. 17, Wharf 1, 2, 3, 4, Whitehead No. 31
|Coal, Ironstone||- 1908
|Park, Dawley||Coal||1933 only|
|Park Lane, Dawley||Coal||- 1927|
|Plants Farm||Coal||- 1949|
|Pool Hill||Coal||1934 - 1936|
|Randle, Dawley||Coal||1934 - 195?|
|Rough Park Pit||-c1800|
|Smalley Hill||Coal||- 195?|
|Station Road||Coal||1934 - 1935|
|Stoney Hill, Dawley||Coal, Fireclay||1929 - 1933|
|Swan, Madeley||Coal||- 1948|
|Wood, Coalmoor||Coal||1928 - 1936|
103. PRESTWICH, J. On the geology of Coalbrookdale. 1836.
116. SCOTT, M. W. T. On the symon fault in the Coalbrookdale
coalfield. Quarterly Journal
of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 17, 1861, p. 457-67.
125. STRAHAN, sir A. and others. Refractory materials; fireclays. Resources and geology. 1920. (memoirs of the Geological Survey. Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain, vol. 14)
129. WHITEHEAD, T. H. and others. The country between
Wolverhampton and Oakengates.
H.M.S.O. 1928. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey).
131. WILLIAMS, W. H. Thomas Botfield kept his ear to the wall ... Shropshire Magazine, vol. 17 no, December 1965, p. 48-51.
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