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.

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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 Argyleshire
The Coal Mines of Ayrshire
The Coal Mines of Clackmannan
The Coal Mines of Dumbartonshire
The Coal Mines of Dumfriesshire
The Coal Mines of Edinburgh
The Coal Mines of Fife
The Coal Mines of Haddington
The Coal Mines of Kinross
The Coal Mines of Lanark (East Part)
The Coal Mines of Lanark (West Part)
The Coal Mines of Linlithgow
The Coal Mines of Peebles
The Coal Mines of Renfrewshire
The Coal Mines of Stirling (Part of)
The Coal Mines of Stirling (Part of)
The Coal Mines of Sutherland

The Metalliferous Mines of Ayrshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Argyllshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Dumfriesshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Edinburgh
The Metalliferous Mines of Fife
The Metalliferous Mines of Kirkcudbrightshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Lanark (East Part)
The Metalliferous Mines of Lanark (West Part)
The Metalliferous Mines of Linlithgow
The Metalliferous Mines of Renfrewshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Shetland

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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