Coal Mining/Collieries

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This is a backup copy of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and is currently unavailable. Editing and account creation are disabled.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.

Colliery Plans & Maps Held at WYAS Wakefield

Allerton Bywater - C559/3 Haigh Moor - C559/22 Middle Sitlington - C559/54 New Park - P3/89 Notton Park Pits - C559/38 Woolley - C559/40,42 & 43 West Riding Coalfield - C559/13 W.R. Coal Districts - QD1/698

More information can be found on the website of The National Coal Mining Museum. Telephone 01924 848806

Records of pre-nationalised companies in the West Yorkshire area will be held at WYAS: Leeds.

Description Dates Reference Repository
Allerton Bywater colliery plan showing surface lands nd C559/3 WYAS: Wakefield
Allerton Bywater, Flockton, Sharlston and Stanley: records regarding coal mining 1894-1956 C396 WYAS: Wakefield
Brierley, National Coal Board Sampling Plant plans 1965 C391/2/25 WYAS: Wakefield
Doncaster, National Coal Board Divisional Headquarter Offices and Electronic Data Processing Centre floor plans 1962-1964 C391/2/47 WYAS: Wakefield
Flockton, plans re the Thin Seam c1945 B267 WYAS: Wakefield
Glasshoughton Coking Works, Castleford, various records including accounts, production records and wage books etc c1919-c1974 C261 WYAS: Wakefield
Haigh Moor Royalty plan with workings nd C559/22 WYAS: Wakefield
Hemsworth, Nostell, Allerton, Southowram, Brighouse etc: Walter Freeman estate plans regarding collieries, quarries, farms etc 1864-1933 C449 WYAS: Wakefield
Lofthouse Colliery Ltd. and New Sharlston Collieries Co. Ltd.: includes deeds, plans, certificates etc 1887-c1960 C460 WYAS: Wakefield
Middle Shitlington (township of), the coal under which is reserved to Sir George Armytage Bart 1839 C559/54 WYAS: Wakefield
Notton Park pits plan showing arrangements of sidings nd C559/38 WYAS: Wakefield
Notton and Woolley estate, plans of sections 1854 C559/40,42,43 WYAS: Wakefield
Wakefield and district, maps and plans 19thC C160 WYAS: Wakefield
West Riding, plan of part of the Yorkshire coalfield (drawn in connection with the proposed Doncaster and Wakefield railway) 1841 C559/13 WYAS: Wakefield
West Riding, plan of roads and canals in the colliery districts early 19thC QD1/698 WYAS: Wakefield