Magpie Mine - an ancient lead mine and agents cottage, now used as the PDMHS field centre.

Welcome to the Peak District Mines Historical Society

This group of pages contain a complete index of all Mines listed by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Mines in 1896, both Coal and Miscellaneous Mines. The definition of mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act includes coal, ironstone, oil shale and fireclay mines, whilst the definition of mines worked under the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act includes metalliferous ores, stones and other minerals.

Web Editor's note:
There is a considerable body of information here that is being slowly transferred to the new website format - so these pages are "under construction", please be patient!


The Coal Mines of Cheshire
The Coal Mines of Derbyshire
The Coal Mines of Leicestershire
The Ironstone Mines of Lincolnshire
The Coal Mines of Nottinghamshire
The Coal Mines of North Staffordshire
The Coal Mines of Shropshire
The Coal Mines of South Staffordshire
The Coal Mines of Warwickshire
The Coal Mines of Worcestershire

The Metalliferous Mines of Cheshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Derbyshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Leicestershire
The Metalliferous Mines of North Staffordshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Northamptonshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Nottinghamshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Shropshire
The Metalliferous Mines of South Staffordshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Worcestershire

T'Owd Man Blue Shaft, Engine vein, Alderly Edge copper mines.  Photo by M. Adlam-Stiles Surface remains at Magpie Mine.  Photo by M. Adlam-Stiles
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