Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Dumfriesshire's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by J.M. Ronaldson, H.M.Inspector for the West Scotland District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Dumfriesshire, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks (Seam of Coal worked, &c)
U/G
Sur.
Bankhead
Sanquhar
James Irving McConnell, Sanquhar
David Russell

26
8
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Canonbie
Canonbie
Duke of Buccleuch, Canonbie
Alexr. Bowie
John Lockie
89
31
Coal, H & M

Fauldhead
Sanquhar
James Irving McConnell, Sanquhar
David Russell

10
12
Coal

Gateside
Sanquhar
James Irving McConnell, Sanquhar
David Russell

121
20
Coal, H, M & S

Guildhall
Sanquhar
James Irving McConnell, Sanquhar
David Russell

9
4
Coal, H, M & S

Sanquhar
Sanquhar
James Brodie Ltd., Sanquhar


2
0
Clay

Total
257
75

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

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