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 Cumberland
The Coal Mines of Durham (North)
The Coal Mines of Durham (South)
The Coal Mines of Lancashire (West)
The Coal Mines of Lancashire (North and East)
The Coal Mines of Northumberland
The Coal Mines of Westmoreland
The Coal Mines of Yorkshire (E. and W. Riding)
The Coal Mines of Yorkshire (North Riding)

The Metalliferous Mines of Cumberland
The Metalliferous Mines of Durham (part)
The Metalliferous Mines of Durham (part)
The Metalliferous Mines of the Isle of Man
The Metalliferous Mines of Lancashire (West)
The Metalliferous Mines of Lancashire (North and East)
The Metalliferous Mines of Lancashire (Detached)
The Metalliferous Mines of Northumberland
The Metalliferous Mines of Westmoreland
The Metalliferous Mines of Yorkshire (E. and W. Riding)
The Metalliferous Mines of Yorkshire (North Riding)

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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