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 Devonshire
The Coal Mines of Gloucestershire
The Coal Mines of Kent
The Coal Mines of Somersetshire

The Metalliferous Mines of Bedfordshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Berkshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Buckinghamshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Cornwall
The Metalliferous Mines of Dorset (Clay)
The Metalliferous Mines of Dorset (Stone)
The Metalliferous Mines of Devonshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Gloucestershire
The Metalliferous Mines of Hertfordshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Kent
The Metalliferous Mines of Somersetshire
The Metalliferous Mines of Suffolk
The Metalliferous Mines of Surrey
The Metalliferous Mines of Sussex
The Metalliferous Mines of Wiltshire

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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