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Wakefield Area Mines

This is a list of old mines in the Wakefield area in 1896

Name of Mine Situation Owner and Postal Address Manager Under Manager Workers
U/G    Sur.
Minerals Worked
Acton Hall Pontefract Pontefract H. St. John Durnford G. Crosby 1238 430 Coal, H
Allerton Bywater Pontefract Silkstone and Haigh Moor Coal Co., Castleford J.T. Bennett S. Robinson 752 272 Coal, H & G
Augusta, Borough Corner Wakefield Barstow and Wilson, Wakefield John Barstow
22 3 Coal, H
Batley Dewsbury Jas. Critchley and Sons, Batley D. Midgley A. Midgley 214 52 Coal, G, H & M
Calder Dewsbury Mirfield Coal Co., Mirfield J. Nevin H. Lockwood 61 32 Coal, H & M
Chickenley Heath Dewsbury Chickenley Heath Co., Dewsbury A.B. Blakeley M. Rayner 122 12 Coal, H & G
Chidswell Dewsbury Crawshaw and Warburton, Dewsbury G.F. Blacher P. Winstanley 248 17 Coal, H & G
Combs Dewsbury E.T. Ingham, Thornhill W. Scott A.F. Lodge 87 18 Coal, H & C
Conyers Dewsbury G. & T. Haigh, Dewsbury W.H. Teasdale J. Crowther 200 28 Coal, H
Crigglestone Main Wakefield Jaggar Bros. A. Jaggar
2 1
Crigglestone, "Dirtcar" Wakefield Crigglestone Coal Co. J. Pollard W. Robinson 82 52 Coal, H
Crigglestone, "Winter" Wakefield Crigglestone Coal Co. J. Pollard E. Ramsden 108 121 Coal, H
Crigglestone, "Wood Moor" Wakefield Crigglestone Coal Co. J. Pollard J. Hobson 100 0 Coal, H
Dark Lane Dewsbury Mirfield Coal Co. A. Shires H. Day 272 62 Coal, H & G
Daylight Dewsbury Jas. J. Carter, Carlinghow, Batley

13 2 Coal, M
Denby Grange, "Caphouse" Wakefield Miss E. Lister Kaye, Wakefield P.C. Greaves S. Metcalfe 115 15 Coal, H & M
Denby Grange, "Prince of Wales" Wakefield Miss E. Lister Kaye, Wakefield P.C. Greaves J. Brooke 254 19 Coal, H & M
Don Pedro Normanton H. Briggs, Son and Co., Whitwood W.G. Jackson T. Jones 288 86 Coal, H
East Ardsley, "Doggy" Wakefield R. Holliday and Sons, Wakefield C. Holliday E. Gledhill 28 6 Coal, G
East Ardsley, "Little" Wakefield R. Holliday and Sons, Wakefield C. Holliday S. Hepplestone 177 30 Coal, H
East Ardsley, "Middleton Main" Wakefield R. Holliday and Sons, Wakefield C. Holliday W.H. Westwood H6219 58 Coal, H
Emley Moor, "No. 3 Drift" Wakefield Jaggar and Co., Emley Moor
W. Robinson

Coal, H
Emley, "Speedwell" Wakefield Jaggar and Co., Emley Moor
J. Jaggar H60
Coal, H
Emley, "Taylor's Main" Wakefield Jaggar and Co., Emley Moor
J. Jaggar 315 47 Coal, H
Fall Farm, "Hartshead" Dewsbury R.A. Taylor J. Woodcock
3 1 Coal, M
Featherstone Main, "Haigh Moor" Pontefract Featherstone Coal Co., Pontefract T. Thompson P. Darlington 762 127 Coal, H
Featherstone, "Stanley Main" Pontefract Featherstone Coal Co., Pontefract T. Thompson L. Makin 396 80 Coal, S & H
Frystone Pontefract Frystone Coal Co., Castleford H.G. Soar H. Eddy 795 124 Coal, H
Glass Houghton Pontefract T.H. Thorp Ltd., Castleford M. Waterhouse E.H. Waterhouse 694 131 Coal, H
Grange, Ash Wakefield Jagger and Elliott, Wakefield J. Day Jos. Booth 65 7 Coal, H & M
Haigh Moor Normanton H. Briggs, Son and Co., Whitwood W.G. Jackson W. Brears 185 91 Coal, H
Hartley Bank Wakefield Flockton Coal Co., Netherton R. Sutcliffe G. Hargreaves 170 33 Coal, H, G & S
Heeley Lane Wakefield Wilby and Mortimer, Ossett J. Wilby
18 5 Coal
Hemsworth Pontefract Hemsworth Coal Co. S. Harrison
702 165 Coal, H & S
Hope and Anchor Wakefield H. Jaggar, Upper Denby H. Jaggar
11 2 Coal, M
Hopton Mill Dewsbury H. Wheatley and Sons, Mirfield J. Nevin
5 1 Coal, H & M
Howdenclough, "Beeston" and "Black Bed" Dewsbury Howdenclough Coal Co., Birstal J. Wainwright J. Marshall 2 2 Coal, M & H
Howley Park, "Cannell" Dewsbury Howley Park Coal Co., Batley A. Jackson Ashton Jackson 121 6 Coal, G
Howley Park, "Cromwell" Dewsbury Howley Park Coal Co., Batley A. Jackson W. Jackson 77 32 Coal, H
Ingham Dewsbury E.T. Ingham, Thornhill W. Scott Hy. Crossley 304 107 Coal, H & C
Joan Royd Dewsbury Joan Royd Colliery Co., Heckmondwike W.H. Mascall
69 14 Coal, H
Kilpin Hill Dewsbury Jeremiah Tattersfield and Sons



Coal
Lofthouse Wakefield Lofthouse Coal Co., Wakefield J. Gill R. Davis 653 155 Coal, H & C
Low Laiths Wakefield Low Laiths Coal Co. A.B. Blakeley C. Copley 155 43 Coal, H & G
Manor Wakefield J. and J.W. Woodhead, Wakefield E. Keightley J. Wood 58 10 Coal, H
Methley Junction Normaton H. Briggs, Son and Co., Whitwood W.G. Jackson G. Morrison 148 57 Coal, H
Mirfield Moor Dewsbury Mirfield Coal Co., Mirfield J. Shires H. Day 174 8 Coal, H & G
Morley West End Dewsbury Morley West End Coal Co., Batley J. Pattison W. Leonard 167 47 Coal, H, G & C
Netherton Wakefield Abraham Brooke J. Fisher
8 2 Coal, H
Newmarket, "Haigh Moor" Wakefield J. & J. Charlesworth, Wakefield A.W. Hargreaves J.E. Hawden 112 40 Coal, H
Newmarket, "Nelson" Wakefield J. & J. Charlesworth, Wakefield A.W. Hargreaves J.E. Hawden 210 37 Coal, H
Newmarket, "Spencer" Wakefield J. & J. Charlesworth, Wakefield A.W. Hargreaves J.E. Hawden 203 30 Coal, H
Newton Lane Wakefield Victoria Coal and Coke Co., Wakefield W. Armstrong-Lamb H. Moreton 117 48 Coal, H & C
Nostell Wakefield Lord St. Oswald, Wakefield W. Hay T.H. Machin 698 154 Coal, H
Nunbrook Dewsbury Park Coal Co., Mirfield J. Fletcher H. Lockwood 62 6 Coal, H & M
Old Hall Dewsbury G. Brooke, Robertown G. Brooke
6 1 Coal, M
Park Dewsbury Park Coal Co., Liversedge J. Fletcher A. Hoyle 208 30 Coal, H
Park Farm Dewsbury Heckmondwike Collieries Co. Ltd., Heckmondwike H. Barton L. Parkin 78 27 Coal, H
Park Hill, "Stanley Main" Wakefield Victoria Coal and Coke Co., Wakefield L. Dobinson J. Paxton 366 102 Coal, H & S
Park Hill, "Haigh Moor" Wakefield Victoria Coal and Coke Co., Wakefield L. Dobinson H.J. Moreton 679 155 Coal, H
Park Mill Wakefield E. Stringer and Son, Clayton West A. Scott
454 69 Coal, H, S & G
Peep Green, Hartshead Dewsbury Bill Hanson B. Hanson
5 2 Coal, M
Pildacre Wakefield John Naylor and Co., Ossett S. Broadbent J. Mann 232 25 Coal, H
Primrose Hill Dewsbury Stanley Coal Co., Liversedge W.H. Sharp


Coal
Prince of Wales Pontefract John Rhodes, Pontefract S. Purcell E. Purcell 475 81 Coal, H
Rattan Row Normanton H. Briggs, Son and Co., Whitwood W.G. Jackson J. Pyrah 134 0 Coal, H
Ravenslodge Dewsbury G. and J. Haigh, Dewsbury W.H. Teasdale J. Bowker 317 67 Coal, H
Ridings Dewsbury Crawshaw and Warburton, Dewsbury G.F. Beacher P. Winstanley 64 28 Coal, H & G
Robin Hood, "Bye" Wakefield J. & J. Charlesworth, Wakefield W. Hargreaves Jas. Keightley 134 31 Coal, H
Robin Hood, "Jane" Wakefield J. & J. Charlesworth, Wwakefield W. Hargreaves Jas. Keightley 316 61 Coal, H
Roche Dewsbury Carlinghow Coal Co. W. Brierley E. White 52 8 Coal, H & M
Roundwood Wakefield Terry, Greaves and Co., Wakefield F. Flint H. Farrand 619 129 Coal, H & S
Ryhill Wakefield H. Lodge, Wakefield H. Fisher J. Dearnley 207 38 Coal, H
St. John's, "Haigh Moor" Normanton Locke and Co., Normanton J.M. Wilson J. Moore 379 184 Coal, H
St. John's, "Silkstone" Normanton Locke and Co., Normanton J.M. Wilson W. Moore 301 0 Coal, H & G
St. John's, "Stanley Mine" Normanton Locke and Co., Normanton J.M. Wilson J. Cool 239 0 Coal, H & S
Saville Normanton H. Briggs, Son, and Co., Whitwood W.G. Jackson J. Hough 315 62 Coal, H
Saville and Shawcross Dewsbury Crawshaw and Warburton, Dewsbury G.F. Blacher P. Winstanley 228 45 Coal, H & G
Sharlston, "Haigh Moor" Wakefield New Sharlston Coal Co., Wakefield W. Creswick S. Lord 613 238 Coal, H
Sharlston, "Stanley Main" Wakefield New Sharlston Coal Co., Wakefield W. Creswick R. Morris 287 0 Coal, H & S
Sharlston, "Sharlston West" Wakefield New Sharlston Coal Co., Wakefield W. Creswick
34 58 Coal, H
Shuttle Eye Wakefield Lockwood and Elliott, Wakefield J. Day A. Robinson 86 13 Coal, H & M
Silkstone Normanton H. Briggs, Son, and Co., Whitwood W.G. Jackson W. Jopling 657 219 Coal, H & G
Silkstone Normanton Pope and Pearson Ltd. J. Fisher S. Buxton 532 0 Coal, H & G
Snydale, "Haigh Moor" Pontefract H. Briggs, Son, and Co. J.J. Eley J. Langley 454 69 Coal, H
Snydale, "Stanley Main" Pontefract H. Briggs, Son, and Co. J.J. Eley M. Green 348 53 Coal, H & S
Soothill Dewsbury Crawshaw and Warburton, Dewsbury G.F. Beacher W. Summerscales 76 10 Coal, H
Soothill Wood Dewsbury Soothill Wood Coal Co., Dewsbury A.B. Blakeley J. Goodall 645 129 Coal, H & G
Southfield Dewsbury John Mann, Liversedge Abel Mann
27 4 Coal, H & M
South Kirkby Pontefract South Kirkby Colliery Co., Pontefract R. Turnbull Jas. Tait 853 162 Coal, H & S
Staincliffe Dewsbury G. and I. Haigh W.H. Teasdale


Coal, H
Stanley Dewsbury Stanley Coal Co., Liversedge F. Marshall W. Beanland 185 39 Coal, H & C
Strawberry Bank Dewsbury Liversedge Coal Co., Liversedge W. Marshall F. Swallow 213 29 Coal, H & C
Victoria Dewsbury Heckmondwike Collieries Co. Ltd., Heckmondwike H. Barton S. Woodcock 49 19 Coal, H & M
Waterloo, Emley Wakefield Waterloo Coal Co., Wakefield A. Adamson J. Waring 96 15 Coal, H & M
West Field Wakefield Westwood and Co., Ossett J. Simpkin J. Wilkinson 56 11 Coal, H & M
Westgate Common Wakefield Westgate Common Coal Co. W. Dakers
2 1 Coal, H & M
West Riding Normanton Pope and Pearson Ltd. J. Fisher A. Martin 425 141 Coal, H
Wheldale Pontefract Wheldale Coal Co., Castleford Jos. Arundel
949 147 Coal, H & S
Whinny Moor Wakefield John Naylor and Co., Ossett S. Broadbent J. Hudson 37 7 Coal, H
White Lea Dewsbury White Lea Coal Co. Alfred West W. Kelsick 73 24 Coal, H
White Lee Dewsbury G. Johnson G. Johnson



Winter Main Wakefield J.H. Waite, Dirtcar R. Gooder
18 4 Coal, H
Woodhouse Lane Wakefield Lindale Hill Cannel Coal Co. T.W. Bedford
A. Roberts



Coal, G
Woolley Moor Wakefield Woolley Moor Coal Co. G. Robinson
42 10 Coal, H
Wrenthorpe Wakefield W.T. Marriott T.W. Embleton W. Wood 103 35 Coal, H

The initial letters attached to the word "Coal" in the column "Minerals Worked" indicate the Coal produced,
C=Coking Coal; G=Gas Coal; H=Household Coal; M=Manufacturing Coal; S=Steam Coal.


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