List of collieries in Lancashire 1854-present


List of collieries in Lancashire 1854-present

The Lancashire coal field was the most prolific in England, the number of shafts sunk to gain coal number several thousand, for example, in 1958, Wigan undertook a survey of old shafts and located 500. In 1980 following several years of redevelopment in the town, the list had grown to 1700 with no real idea of the total. [cite book | last = Waltham | first = A.C. | title = Foundations fo Engineering Geology | date = 1994 | publisher = Taylor & Francis | pages = page 40 | id = ISBN 0419248706] Similar surveys in Bolton and Manchester have also produced long lists of undocumented shafts.

The proliferation of mines was a result of the industrial revolution and the climate which was ideal for cotton mills. The coal was needed to feed the ever hungry boilers of the cotton mill towns of Ashton under Lyne, Bolton, Bury, Oldham and Rochdale as well as the Rossendale Valley. The first industrial revolution coal mines supplied coal to Liverpool, along the River Mersey via the Sankey Canal, which was the first canal of the Industrial Revolution era. In the Manchester area, the first industrial revolution coal mines were those of the Duke of Bridgewater in Worsley, where the Bridgewater Canal was built to transport coal from his mines to Manchester. [ cite journal | last = Rees| first = Henry| coauthors = | title = A Growth Map for the Manchester Region| journal = Economic Geography| issue = Vol 23 (2)
pages = pp 136–142| date = April 1947| id =| accessdate =
] Lancashire miners used terms in different ways to other coal mining areas [cite book | last = Winstanley | first = Ian G | title = Weep Mothers, Weep: The Wood Pit Explosion, Haydock, 1878 | date = 1989 | publisher = Landy | pages = 80 pages | id = ISBN 095076924X] , a mine in Lancashire refers to a coal seam, so a reference to the “Doe Mine” actually refers to the Doe seam. The term pit was used for the shaft that was sunk to the ‘mine’ and the term colliery was used to describe the whole of the surface area including the headgear, wash-houses, offices, trams etc. An example of this would be:Garswood Hall Colliery consisting of –3 pits: the number 9, the number 2 and the number 3working the Ravin, Orrell 4 Foot and Arley mines.

In 1880, the Mines Inspector reported 534 coal pits in the Lancashire field, as of 2007, only two pits were still working.

The list has been compiled from the official reports of the Mines Inspector and lists of mines produced by National Coal Board and the Coal Authority.

The list gives the name of the pit which by convention did not usually use the word pit after it followed by the location and date of closure if known, e.g. Chadderton, Chadderton is the Chadderton Pit located in Chadderton.

Bolton area

* [2] Anderton Hall, Blackrod
* [1] Arley, Blackrod
* [3] Back o'th Barn, Little Lever - (later re-named Ladyshore)
* [2] Bally, Little Lever
* [1] Bank House, Middle Hulton
* [1] Bents, Little Lever
* [1] Blackrod, Blackrod (later became No 1)
* [3] Blackrod No 2, Blackrod
* [3] Blackrod No 4, Blackrod
* [1] Breightmet, Breightmet, Bolton
* [3] Brinsop, Lostock
* [1] Bull Ring, Blackrod
* [1] Burnden, Bolton
* [2] Cheetham Close, Bolton
* [3] Chequerbent Arley, Over Hulton
* [3] Chequerbent Yard, Over Hulton
* [3] Chequerbent Three Quarters, Over Hulton
* [2] Clammerclough, Farnworth
* [2] Croft Side and Victoria, Darcey Lever
* [1] Darcy Lever, Darcy lever
* [1] Dark Lane, Blackrod
* [2] Davenport, Darcey Lever
* [5] Deep Halt Yard, Over Hulton
* [2] Dingle, Little Lever
* [2] Doe, Kearsley
* [1] Doffcocker, Halliwell, Bolton
* [1] Farnworth, Farnworth
* [3] Farnworth Bridge, Little Lever
* [3] Farnworth Bottom, Little Lever
* [1] Five Quarter, Great Lever, Bolton
* [3] Foggs, Darcey Lever
* [5] Gibralter, Lostock Bolton
* [2] Gravel Hole, Great Lever
* [3] Great Harwood, Great Harwood
* [1] Great Lever, Great lever
* [2] Harpurfold, Little Lever
* [1] Hacken, Darcey Lever
* [1] Harwood, Harwood, Bolton
* [2] Higher Croft, Breightmet
* [2] Hill End, Harwood
* [1] Kearsley, Farnworth
* [5] Kearsley Moss, Kearsley
* [3] King Coal, Blackrod
* [1] Ladyshore, Little Lever
* [2] Lever Bridge, Great Lever
* [1] Little, Bolton
* [1] Little, Little Hulton
* [1] Little, Little Lever
* [2] Little Hey, Kearsley
* [2] Little Hey Pumping, Kearsley
* [3] Lords Moss, Farnworth
* [3] Manor, Kearsley
* [2] Marklands, Blackrod
* [3] Machine, Farnworth
* [2] Middle Bents, Little Lever
* [3] Montcliffe, Horwich
* [1] New Fields, Horwich
* [2] New Rivin, Little Lever
* [?] Nob End Bell Pits, Kearsley
* [3] Owl Hole, Little Lever
* [2] Lords Moss Field, Farnworth
* [2] Park Hall, Blackrod
* [2] Parsonage, Bolton
* [1] Quarlton, Quarlton
* [2] Raikes, Great Lever
* [3] Riven, Little Lever
* [3] Rivington Moor, Rivington
* [3] Rose Hill, Burnden
* [2] Scott Lane, Blackrod
* [3] Scowcrofts, Kearsley
* [1] Smithills, Halliwell
* [3] Snow Hill, Darcey Lever
* [2] Spindle Point, Kearsley
* [1] Stoneclough, Kearsley
* [3] Stonehill, Farnworth
* [1] Stopes, Little Lever
* [2] Three Quarter, Over Hulton
* [1] Tonge, Tonge/Bolton
* [3] Tonges Field, Farnworth
* [2] Tonge Fold, Bolton
* [2] Ronge Moor, Bolton
* [1] Top o' th' Lane, Darcy Lever
* [1] Turton Moor, Turton - shown disused 1908
* [1] Unity Brook, Kearsley
* [3] Victoria, Darcey Lever
* [2] Victoria, Little Lever
* [7] Victoria, Rumworth
* [1] Victoria Main, Blackrod
* [?] Walker Fold, Bolton
* [3] Westhoughton New, Lostock
* [1] Willows, Horwich
* [7] Wildersmoor, Horwich (mainly fireclay)
* [1] Winter Hill, Horwich - shown abandoned 1908
* [2] Yard, Over Hulton

Bury area

* [1] Affeside, Tottington
* [1] Ainsworth, Red House Ainsworth
* [3] Allens Green, Radcliffe (with Green Lane)
* [1] Bank Top, Radcliffe
* [1] Bank Top, Bacup
* [2] Birtle, Birtle
* [2] Birtle Dean, Birtle
* [6] Blackclough Arley, Bacup
* [2] Black Moss, Radcliffe
* [1] Blue Ball, Brandwood, Bacup
* [1] Bowling Green, Birtle
* [3] Broadclough, Bacup
* [6] Brook Side, Bacup
* [2] Canal Side, Radcliffe
* [3] Clough Head, Sharneyford - listed as abandoned 1938
* [7] Clough Head Clay, Sharneyford
* [1] Clough Side, Prestwich, Bury
* [2] Cob House, Birtle
* [1] Cockey Moor, Radcliffe
* [5] Coney Green, Radcliffe
* [1] Dark Lane, Walmsbury, Bury
* [3] Deansgreave, Bacup
* [3] Deerplay, Bacup
* [6] Dinely, Bacup
* [1] Elton, Elton, Bury
* [1] Fern Hill, Bury
* [2] Freeholds, Bacup
* [1] Greave, Brandwood, Bacup
* [2] Green Lane, Radcliffe
* [1] Green's Moor, Brandwood, Bacup
* [2] Hampson Meadow, Radcliffe
* [2] Hay Side, Radcliffe
* [1] Higher Hill, Shuttleworth, Bury
* [1] Hogshead, Whitworth, Bacup
* [1] Holcombe, Holcombe Hill
* [1] Hoyle Hey, Brandwood, Bacup
* [3] Hunger Hill, Rooly Moor bury
* [7] Inchfield Moor, Bacup
* [2] Lee Moor, Bacup
* [6] Lower Mountain, Bacup
* [2] Lumb, Birtle
* [2] Meadows, Bacup
* [1] New Hey, Brandwood
* [2] New Line, Bacup
* [1] Oaken Clough, Brandwood
* [2] Old Clough, Bacup
* [1] Old Hey, Brandwood
* [1] Old Meadows, Bacup (Newchurch in list)
* [1] Old Sink, Rooley Moor
* [1] Openshaw, Birtle
* [2] Openshaw Fold, Radcliffe
* [3] Outwood No 2, Outwood
* [3] Outwood No 4, Outwood
* [5] Parrocks, Bacup
* [1] Pilsworth, Pilsworth
* [1] Radcliffe Bridge, Radcliffe
* [2] Railway, Ainsworth
* [1] Ringley, Outwood - shown disused 1908
* [1] Rooley Moor, Rooley Moor
* [2] Sand Rock, Walmersley
* [1] Scout Moor, Shuttleworth
* [3] Sheephouse Clough, Bacup
* [2] Shipper Bottom, Walmersley
* [3] Smethurst Hall, Birtle
* [2] Snape Hill, Walmersley
* [1] Stand Lane, Radcliffe
* [1] Thorney Hurst, Birtle
* [1] Tooter Hill, Brandwood
* [2] Whitaker Bridge, Radcliffe
* [2] Withins Lane, Radcliffe
* [2] Wolstenholdfold, Radcliffe
* [1] Woodgate Hill, Bury

Leigh area

* [1] Albion, Hindley
* [1] Albert, Westhoughton
* [2] Amberswood, Hindley
* [1] Astley Green, Astley - Closed 1970
* [6] Astley Green, Astley - Closed 1970
* [1] Atherton, Atherton
* [2] Bank Field, Westleigh
* [1] Bedford, Leigh
* [6] Bedford No 3, Leigh
* [1] Bickershaw No 1, Leigh - Closed 1992
* [4] Bickershaw Nos 2, 3 and 4, Leigh - Closed 1992
* [6] Bickershaw No 5, Leigh - Closed 1992
* [2] Brinsop Hall, Westhoughton
* [2] Brinsop Hall Arley, Westhoughton
* [2] Brinsop Yard, Westhoughton
* [1] Broadfield, Westleigh
* [3] Brookside, Westhoughton
* [2] Bugle Horn, Westhoughton
* [3] Chanters, Atherton - Closed 1966
* [6] Chanters No 2, Atherton - Closed 1966
* [6] Cleworth Hall Nos 1, 2 and 3, Tyldesley
* [3] Combermere, Tyldsley - shown disused 1908
* [2] Cow Lee Lane, Westhoughton
* [2] Cross Hillock, Astley
* [5] Crumbuke, Atherton - Closed 1907
* [2] Deep, Hindley
* [3] Eatock No 1 & 2, Westhoughton
* [1] Edge Green, Golborne
* [2] Ellenbrook, Tyldesley
* [3] Fan, Atherton
* [3] Fan, Tyldesley
* [2] Gatley, Tyldesley
* [3] Gibfield Arley, Atherton - Closed 1963
* [3] Gin, Astley
* [4] Golborne Nos 1 and 2, Golborne
* [1] Great Boys, Tyldesley
* [2] Hearts o'th'meadow, Westleigh
* [4] Hindley Field, Golborne
* [2] Hewlet, Westhoughton
* [1] Heyfield, Westleigh
* [2] Hilton House, Westhoughton
* [1] Hindley Green, Hindley
* [2] Hindley Hall, Hindley
* [2] Howe Bridge, Atherton - Closed 1959
* [1] Hulton, Atherton (also known as the Pretoria Pit) - Closed 1934
* [4] Ladies Lane Nos 1, 2 and 4, Hindley
* [4] Lilly Lane, Golborne
* [4] Lostock Lane, Westhoughton
* [3] Lovers Lane, Atherton - Closed 1898
* [1] Low Hall, Hindley
* [3] Lower Hall 1, Westleigh
* [3] Lower Hall 2, Westleigh
* [2] Messhing Trees, Tyldesley
* [3] Nelson, Shakerley
* [3] New Lester No 1, Tyldesley
* [3] New Lester No 2, Tyldesley
* [1] Nook, Astley
* [3] Nook Nos 2, 3 and 4, Astley
* [1] Park, West Leigh
* [6] Parsonage No 1, Leigh
* [8] Parsonage No 2, Leigh
* [1] Peel, Tyldesley
* [3] Peel Wood, Tydesley
* [2] Penny Gate – listed as not working in 1880
* [1] Pickley Heys, Westleigh
* [8] Plank Lane, Leigh (properly known as Bickershaw) - Closed 1992
* [1] Pretoria, Atherton (also known as Hulton Colliery) - Closed 1934
* [3] Priestners No 2, Westleigh
* [1] Shakerley, Tyldesley - listed as abandoned 1938
* [3] Snapes, Westleigh
* [3] Snydale Hall, Westhoughton
* [1] Springfield, Westleigh
* [6] St George Nos 2 and 3, Tyldesley
* [1] Stangeways Hall, Hindley
* [5] Starkie, Westhoughton
* [1] Tyldesley, Tyldesley
* [3] Victoria, Atherton
* [3] Wellington, Shakerley
* [3] Westhoughton Nos 4, 6 & 7, Westhoughton - Nos 6 & 7 shown abandoned 1908
* [1] Westleigh, Westleigh
* [1] Westleigh Lane, Westleigh
* [3] Wharton Hall No 1, Tydesley
* [3] Wharton Hall Nos 2 & 3, Tyldesley
* [2] Yew Tree, Tyldesley

Manchester & Salford area

* [1] Agecroft, Pendlebury (later became 1 & 2) - Closed 1991
* [3] Agecroft 3 & 4, Pendlebury - Closed 1991
* [3] Arley Deep, Over Hulton
* [3] Ashton Moss, Ashton under Lyne (known locally as Snipe) - Closed 1959
* [3] Ashton's Field, Little Hulton
* [6] Ashton's Field Pumping Station, Little Hulton
* [1] Bank, Little Hulton
* [2] Barracks, Little Hulton
* [2] Botany Bay, Clifton
* [3] Brackley 1 & 2, Middle Hulton
* [3] Brackley Dayeye, Middle Hulton
* [1] Bradford, Bradford - Closed 1968
* [3] Bradford Fireclay, Bradford - Closed 1968
* [3] Bridgewater 1 & 2, Worsley
* [3] Bridgewater 3 & 4, Worsley
* [3] Bridgewater Water Levels, Worsley
* [2] Broad Oak, Ashton under Lyne
* [2] Burton Nook, Denton
* [1] Charlestown, Ashton-under-Lyne
* [3] Broomstair, Denton
* [3] Charlton 1 & 2, Little Hulton
* [1] Clayton, Clayton
* [1] Clifton, Clifton
* [1] Clifton Hall, Clifton - Closed 1929
* [1] Clifton Moss, Clifton
* [2] Delph, Middle Hulton
* [1] Denton, Denton - flooded during the 1926 miners strike, never reopened, closed 1939/40
* [3] Edge Fold, Worsley
* [3] Ellesmere, Worsley
* [6] Ellesmere Nos 1, 2 and 3, Worsley
* [1] Hanging Bank, Little Hulton
* [6] Hartshead, Aston under Lyne
* [1] Haughton, Haughton
* [1] Heys, Ashton-under-Lyne
* [2] Higher Mill, Stalybridge
* [1] Hurst Knowl, Ashton-under-Lyne
* [2] Great Wood, Denton
* [1] Kearsley, Clifton, Salford
* [3] Limehurst, Ashton under Lyne
* [3] Linnyshaw 1 & 2, Worsley
* [2] Lords Field, Ashton under Lyne
* [2] Mangnalls, Worsley
* [1] Mesne Lea, Worsley
* [5] Moorside, Moorside
* [3] Mossley Common Nos 1, 2 & 5, Worsley - Closed 1968
* [3] Mossley Common Nos 3 & 4, Worsley - Closed 1968
* [1] Moston, Newton Heath
* [3] New Town No 1, Clifton
* [3] New Town No 2, Clifton
* [3] New Town No 3, Clifton
* [1] New Watergate, Little Hulton
* [7] Oak Victoria, Audenshaw
* [3] Peel Hall Nos 1,2 & 3, Little Hulton
* [1] Pendlebury, Pendlebury
* [3] Pendleton Nos 1 & 2, Pendleton
* [3] Priestners No 1, Pendleton
* [2] Robin Hood, Clifton
* [2] Sanderson, Worsley
* [6] Sandhole Nos 1, 2, 3, and 4, Worlsey
* [1] Smithfold, Little Hulton
* [8] Snipe, Ashton under Lyne (properly named Ashton Moss) - Closed 1959
* [2] Springwell, Clifton
* [2] Streetgate, Little Hulton
* [4] Timber Yard, Clifton
* [2] Top Pit, Denton
* [2] Victoria, Denton
* [2] Wardley Coppice Field, Wardley
* [2] Watergate, Middle Hulton
* [2] Westleigh, Clifton
* [3] Wet Earth, Clifton - Closed 1928
* [3] Wet Earth Drift, Clifton - Closed 1928
* [1] Worsley, Worsley

North Lancashire


* [2] Altham, Altham
* [6] Altham Moorfields, Altham
* [3] Aspen, Oswaldtwistle
* [1] Baitings, Wolstenholme
* [3] Bamford Closes, Wolstenholme
* [3] Bank Hall, Burnley - Closed 1971
* [1] Bank Moor, Oswaldtwistle
* [3] Barclay Hills, Burnley
* [2] Barrowshaw, Barrowshaw
* [1] Baxenden, Baxenden
* [3] Bee Hole, Burnley
* [2] Bell Isle, Tinnicliffe
* [3] Belthorn, Yate - shown disused 1908
* [3] Birkacre, Birkarce
* [2] Blackburn, Whitebirk
* [2] Bog Farm, Darwin
* [3] Brandlewood Moor, Stacksteads
* [6] Brassey Mine, Dulesgate
* [1] Brex, Newchurch, Rossendale
* [1] Broadfield, Accrington
* [3] Broadoak & Tagclough, Accrington
* [1] Brookside, Accrington
* [3] Broad Oak Nook, Hurst
* [3] Bunkers Hill, Stacksteads
* [1] Burnley Drift, Burnley
* [1] Burnt Hills, Clowbridge
* [6] Calder, Altham
* [6] Carr & Cleggs, Portsmouth
* [1] Chapel, Green
* [1] Charnock, Charnock
* [1] Cheesden, Lumb
* [1] Chorley, Chorley
* [1] Clayton, Clayton-le-Moors
* [5] Clifton, Burnley - Closed 1955
* [1] Cliviger, Cliviger
* [2] Clough Head, Todmorden
* [1] Coney, Over Darwen
* [3] Coppy, Cliviger
* [2] Coppy Clough and Park, Church
* [3] Cornfield, Padiham
* [3] Cranberry Moss, Darwen
* [1] Cupola, Clowbridge
* [2] Count Hill, Higher Barrowshaw
* [1] Dean, Newchurch in Rossendale
* [3] Deanwood Clay, Portsmouth
* [2] Dearnley, Smallbridge
* [3] Dewhurst, Baxendale
* [1] Dodbottom, Cliviger
* [1] Dogshaw, Over Darwen
* [1] Duckworth Hall, Oswaldtwistle
* [1] Dunkenhalgh Park, Church
* [3] Duxbury Park, Chorley
* [3] Eccleshill, Darwin
* [1] Ellison Fold, Over Darwen
* [2] Elpit Edge, Butterfield
* [1] Flash, Eccleshill
* [1] Fordoe, Wolstenholme
* [1] Foulclough, Todmorden
* [1] Freeholds, Whitworth Haigh
* [1] Fulledge, Burnley
* [3] Gambleside, Crawshaw Booth
* [2] Gannow, Habergham
* [3] Goodshaw Hill, Rawtenstall
* [2] Great Harwood, Accrington
* [9] Green Clough Merril Head Farm, Cliviger
* [2] Grime Bridge, Lumb in Rossendale (CURRENT)
* [3] Grime Bridge, Newchurch
* [7] Grime Bridge No 2, Newchurch
* [3] Gristlehurst, Heywood
* [2] Farnworth House, Duxbury
* [1] Habergham, Habergham, Burnley
* [3] Hades Farm, Wardle
* [2] Handle Hall, Calderbrook
* [1] Hapton, Hapton
* [1] Hapton Valley, Hapton - Closed 1981
* [2] Hauch Hey, Butterworth
* [5] Heapy, Heapy Chorley
* [2] Helm Clough, Stacksteads
* [2] Heskin Hall, Heskin
* [3] Hewlett No 1, West Loughton
* [3] Hewlett No 2, West Loughton
* [1] Hoddlesden, Hoddlesden - listed abandoned 1938
* [6] Hoddlesden No 12, Hoddlesden
* [7] Holland Moor and No 2, Burnley
* [3] Hole House, Cliviger
* [3] Hole in Bank, Baxendale
* [1] Horse Pasture, Towneley Side,Burnley
* [2] Houghton Barn, Altham
* [2] Hugh Mill, Waterfoot
* [3] Huncoal, Huncoat
* [2] Hurstwood, Cliviger
* [3] Knotts, Hapton
* [2] Laund, Baxendale
* [2] Knowl, Wolstenholme
* [2] Lancashire & Yorkshire, Thorne Lees
* [2] Laund, Baxendale
* [3] Lee, Brandwood Moor
* [2] Livsey, Blackburn
* [2] Lostock Valley, Chorley
* [1] Lower Barn, Over Darwen
* [3] Lower Darwin, Lower Darwin
* [5] Lower East Knowle, Wolstenholme
* [2] Meadow Head, Wolstenholme
* [7] Midgelden Pastures, Dulesgate
* [7] Martholme, Great Harwood
* [2] Miller Fold, Accrington
* [3] Nabb, Dean nr Newchurch
* [1] Padiham, Padiham
* [2] Part Banks, Waterfoot
* [2] Paulden, Barrowshaw
* [2] Pemberton House, Charnock Richard
* [2] Portsmouth, Cliviger
* [2] Princess, Eccleshill
* [2] Railway, Cliviger
* [2] Railway, Baxendale
* [2] Rawlinson Bridge, Heath Charnock
* [2] Red Walls Oswaldtwistle
* [2] Reedley, Burnley
* [2] Rishton, Rishton
* [2] Rowley, Burnley
* [6] Scaitliffe, Accrington
* [2] Simonstone, Burnley
* [2] Smear Hall, Ray with Botton
* [3] Stacksteads, Stacksteads
* [3] Stacksteads Top, Stacksteads
* [2] Stonehill, Oswaldtwistle
* [2] Swinshaw, Crawshaw Booth
* [7] Taylors Green, Darwin (mainly fireclay)
* [2] Tithebarn, Over Darwin
* [2] Todmorden Moor, Dulesgate
* [2] Towneley Arley, Burnley
* [3] Towneley Demesne, Towneley
* [2] Towneley Drift, Towneley
* [2] Trawden, Trawden
* [1] Marsden, Marsden, Burnley Closed 1873
* [1] Marsh House, Over Darwen
* [6] Martholme, Great Harwood
* [3] Meadow Head, Wolstenholme - shown as abandoned 1908
* [3] Miller Fold, Accrington
* [3] Moorfields, Altham
* [3] Moor Road, Chorley
* [3] Moorside, Altham
* [3] Nabb, Dean nr Newchurch
* [1] New Altham, Altham
* [3] Nook, Oswaldtwistle
* [1] Old Clough, Newchurch
* [3] Old Lyons, Darwin - shown disused 1908
* [1] Padiham, Padiham
* [1] Pole Over, Darwen
* [1] Pole Lane, Sough
* [7] Preistbooth, Dulesgate
* [3] Ranglet, Chorley
* [6] Red Earth Drift, Yate
* [1] Red Lumb, Wolstenholme
* [5] Red Walls, Oswaltwistle
* [3] Reedley, Burnley
* [1] Rishton Heights, Over Darwen
* [5] Riston, Riston
* [3] Rowley, Westhorne
* [3] Saunder Clough, Dulesgate
* [3] Scaitcliffe, Accrington
* [1] Scholes Fold, Over Darwen
* [2] Simonstone, Burnley
* [3] Smear Hall, Wray nr Lancaster
* [1] South Grain, Todmorden
* [3] Stacksteads, Stacksteads
* [3] Stacksteads Top, Stacksteads
* [3] Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle
* [1] Swinshaw, Crawshaw Booth
* [3] Taylors Green, Darwin
* [3] Thornlee, Thornlee - shown disused 1908
* [5] Thorny Bank, Burnley - Closed 1968
* [1] Todmorden Moor, Todmorden
* [1] Tonacliffe, Rossendale - shown as abandoned 1908
* [1] Tonacliffe Level, Rossendale - shown as abandoned 1908
* [3] Tong End Pasture, Facit
* [3] Town Bent, Oswaldtwistle
* [1] Town House, Great Marsden
* [3] Towneley Demesne, Towneley
* [6] Towneley Drift, Towneley
* [6] Towneley Boggart, Towneley
* [6] Towneley Park, Towneley
* [6] Union and Hole House, Cliviger
* [1] Wallnook, Wardle
* [2] Waterside, Eccleshill
* [3] Welch Whittle, Welch Wittle
* [6] Welch Whitle Day Eye, Welch Whittle
* [3] Weld Bank, Chorley
* [3] Whinney Fan, Altham
* [3] Whinney Hill, Altham
* [3] Whitebirk, Blackburn
* [3] Whitefield, Wardle
* [1] Whitewell Bottoms, Newchurch
* [2] Withwell, Chorley
* [2] Wholaw Nook, Wholaw
* [3] Woodnook, Accrington
* [1] Yarrow, Duxbury

Oldham area

* [3] Alkrington, Middleton
* [1] Bank House, Crompton, Oldham
* [1] Bardsley, Bardsley
* [1] Barrowshaw, Oldham
* [1] Bent Grange, Oldham
* [1] Besom Hill, Oldham
* [2] Brown Hill Fire Clay, Oldham
* [1] Browns, Crompton
* [3] Brushes Clough, Shaw
* [1] Chadderton, Chadderton
* [1] Chamber, Oldham
* [1] Count Hill, Oldham
* [6] Crowl Knoll, Crompton
* [2] Denton Lane, Chadderton
* [1] Doghill, Crompton
* [1] Edge Lane, Oldham
* [1] Fairbottom, Bardsley
* [3] Ferney Field, Chadderton
* [1] Glodwick, Oldham
* [1] Greenacres, Oldham
* [1] Hanging Chadder, Thornham
* [1] Hathershaw, Thornham
* [2] Hartford, Oldham
* [3] Helmclough, Stacksteads
* [1] Hey, Oldham
* [1] Higginshaw Lane, Royton
* [1] Hodge Clough, Oldham
* [1] Holebottom, Oldham
* [1] Holebottom, Crompton
* [2] Honetwell Lane, Oldham
* [1] Hopwood, Hopwood
* [3] Hunt Clough, Chadderton
* [1] Jubilee, Crompton
* [2] Knott Lane, Bardsley
* [1] Low Crompton, Crompton
* [1] Low Side, Glodwick
* [2] Lower Moor, Oldham
* [2] New Earth, Lees
* [1] Oak, Oldham
* [1] Park, Crompton
* [1] Paulden Wood, Oldham
* [2] Rhodes Bank, Oldham
* [2] Robin Hill, Oldham
* [3] Roundthorn, Oldham
* [3] Royton, Royton
* [1] Sholver Fold, Oldham
* [2] Sholver Lane, Moorside
* [1] Sholver Moor, Oldham
* [3] Stockfield, Chadderton
* [2] Sunfield, Moorside
* [1] Tonge Lane, Middleton
* [6] Woodpark, Bardsley
* [2] Woodside, Chadderton

Rochdale area

* [3] Ab Top, Whitworth - shown as abandoned 1908
* [5] Alder Bank, Wardle
* [1] Ashworth, Ashworth
* [1] Bagslate, Bagslate
* [6] Bamford Closes, Norden
* [2] Bench Carr Fireclay, Wardle
* [1] Birchen Lee, Butterworth
* [1] Birtle Dean, Ashworth
* [3] Bower, Hollinwood
* [2] Broadhalgh, Rochdale
* [1] Brearley, Butterworth
* [1] Brotherod, Catley Lane
* [1] Brownhill, Catley Lane
* [1] Brownhouse, Healey,
* [3] Butterworth Hall, Milnrow
* [3] Calf Clough, Wardle
* [1] Captain Fold, Heywood
* [1] Cartridge Nook, Whitworth
* [1] Chadwick Hall, Chadwick
* [2] Chamber, Hollinwood
* [3] Close Barn No 2, Ashworth
* [1] Clapgate, Woodhouse Lane, Rochdale
* [1] Cleggswood, Butterworth
* [1] Croft Head, Butterworth
* [2] Crook Bank, Wardle
* [5] Doldrum, Rowley Moor
* [1] Drybank, Whitworth
* [1] Ealees, Littleborough
* [2] Greenland, Rowley Moor
* [3] Haugh Hey, Rochdale
* [1] Healey Hall, Healey
* [2] Hey Barn, Wardle
* [2] Hey Clough, Wardle
* [3] Higher Shore, Littleborough
* [2] Hill, Park Bridge
* [3] Hill Top, Littleborough - Closed 1966
* [3] Hodge Hill, Whitworth
* [2] Hollingworth, Hollingworth
* [2] Hugh Mill, Ashworth
* [1] Knowl, Wolstenholme
* [1] Knowsley, Whitworth
* [1] Land, Whitworth
* [2] Lanefoot, Littleborough
* [1] Lidgate, Littleborough
* [2] Lightowlers, Littleborough
* [2] Low Crompton, Rochdale
* [3] Lower Elpit Edge, Rochdale
* [1] Meadow Croft, Chadwick
* [3] Middlewood, Wardle Rochdale
* [2] Milnrow, Milnrow
* [2] Moleside, Milnrow
* [1] New Whitaker, Butterworth
* [2] Outwood, Rochdale
* [1] Pikehouse, Littleborough
* [3] Rake, Littleborough
* [3] Roads, Wardle
* [2] Rocher, Park Bridge
* [2] Rook View, Whitworth
* [5] Rough Bank, New Hay - shown as discontinued 1908
* [1] Schofield Hall, Butterworth - shown disused 1908
* [3] Shackleton, Shawforth
* [1] Shaw Bank, Butterworth
* [1] Shaw Field, Catley Lane
* [1] Shaw Moss, Butterworth
* [3] Sheepbank, Littleborough
* [1] Shore Lane, Butterworth
* [2] Skye, Littleborough
* [2] Sladen Mill, Littleborough
* [1] Smallbridge, Wardle
* [3] Starring, Littleborough
* [2] Stopes, Littleborough
* [1] Toadleach, Healey
* [2] Tongue End Pasture, Rochdale
* [3] Tunshill, Tunshill
* [3] Tunshill Hey, Littleborough
* [1] Turf House, Littleborough
* [1] Turf Pits, Oldham
* [1] Turf Tavern, Bagslate
* [2] Tweedale, Rochdale
* [2] Wallnook, Wardle
* [1] Whitaker Wood, Butterworth
* [3] Wicken Hall, New Hay
* [1] Wolstenholme Fold, Wolstenholme
* [1] Woodhouse Lane, Woodhouse Lane

West Lancashire

* [4] Alexandra, St Helens
* [4] Ashton's Green Nos 2, 3 and 5, St Helens
* [6] Avenue, Rainford
* [2] Berry Street, Skelmersdale
* [1] Bickerstaffe, Bickerstaffe
* [2] Black Moss, Skelmersdale
* [2] Blaguegate, Skelmersdale
* [6] Bold No 1, Earlstown - listed as abandoned
* [2] Bold No 2, Earlstown
* [4] Bold No 3, Earlstown
* [1] Broad Oak, Parr
* [4] Carrs, Prescott
* [4] Chapel House Nos 3 and 4, Skelmersdale
* [2] Clay Works, Rainford
* [4] Clock Face, St Helens
* [4] Collins Green Nos 1 and 2, Earlstown
* [6] Coronation, Rainford
* [1] Cowley Hill, Windle
* [2] Crank Hill, Prescott
* [2] Cronton, Whiston
* [6] Cronton No 2, Whiston
* [4] Crop and Deep, St Helens
* [1] Cropper's Hill, Eccleston
* [2] Crow Orchard, Skelmersdale
* [2] Dalton, Dalton
* [2] Deep Pits, Rainford
* [2] Downall Green, Haydock
* [4] Eccleston Hall, St Helens
* [2] Edge Green, Haydock
* [2] Far Moss, Skelmersdale
* [4] Frodsham, St Helens
* [2] Garswood Park, St Helens
* [1] Gerard's Bridge, Windle
* [2] Gillers Green, St Helens
* [1] Gin Lane, Eccleston
* [1] Glade Hill, Parr
* [6] Gorsey Bank, Bickerstaffe
* [2] Green Gate, St Helens
* [2] Halsnead, Prescott
* [2] Havannah, Haydock
* [1] Heath Charnock, Heath Charnock
* [4] Huyton, Huyton
* [1] Laffak, Parr
* [1] Lathom, Lathom
* [4] Lea Green, St Helens
* [4] Lea Green (New Pits), St Helens
* [4] Legh Pit, Haydock (also known as Lee)
* [6] Lyme Nos 1 and 2, Haydock
* [2] Mill Lane, Rainford
* [2] Moss, Skelmersdale
* [2] Moss Side, Skelmersdale
* [4] New Boston, Haydock
* [4] Newton, Haydock
* [2] Nutgrove, Thatto Heath
* [2] Old Boston, Haydock
* [2] Park, Skelmersdale
* [1] Paradise, Prescott (properly known as Whiston No 1)
* [8] Parkside, Newton-Le-Willows, closed 1993
* [1] Parr Stocks, Parr
* [2] Peasley Cross, St Helens
* [2] Pewfall, Haydock
* [2] Phoenix, St Helens
* [1] Prescott, Prescott
* [1] Prescott Brook, Huyton
* [2] Queens Pit, Haydock
* [1] Railway, Charnock
* [2] Rainford Delph, St Helens
* [1] Ravenhead, Sutton
* [2] Red Gate, St Helens
* [6] Rishton, Rishton
* [1] Royal, Eccleston
* [1] Sankey Brook, Parr
* [6] School Lane, Skelmersdale
* [4] Sherdley, St Helens
* [1] Skelmersdale, Skelmersdale
* [6] St Helens Alexandra, St Helens
* [2] Stanley, St Helens
* [1] Sutton, Sutton
* [6] Sutton Manor, Sutton
* [4] Sutton Heath Nos 2 and 3, St Helens
* [4] Tawd Vale No 7, Skelmersdale - listed as discontinued
* [4] Tawd Vale Nos 11 and 12, Skelmersdale
* [2] Thatto Heath, Thatto Heath
* [1] Union, Eccleston
* [1] Victoria, Rainford
* [1] Whiston Nos 1 and 2, Precott (also known as Paradise)
* [4] Whitemoss, Skelmersdale
* [4] Whitemoss Primrose, Skelmersdale
* [4] Whitmoss No 2, Skelmersdale
* [4] Whitemoss Park, Skelmersdale
* [4] Whitemoss Nos 4 and 6, Skelmersdale
* [6] Woods Old Teapot Nos 3 and 4, St Helens

Wigan area

* [5] Abram, Abram
* [1] Albert, Upholland
* [2] Albion, Hindley Green
* [4] Alexandra, Haigh
* [4] Alliance, Wigan
* [1] Amberswood, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [1] Almond Brook, Standish
* [2] Aqueduct, Haigh
* [6] Arch Lane, Ashton in Makerfield
* [7] Arch Lane Nos 2, 3 and 4, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] Arley, Wigan
* [4] Arley Yard, Wigan
* [1] Ashton, Ashton-in-Makerfield
* [4] Aspull Pumping, Aspull
* [2] Arbour, Winstanley
* [4] Bamfurlong No 1, No 3 & No 4, Wigan
* [6] Bank, Billinge
* [2] Barley Brook, Wigan
* [4] Bawkhouse, Haigh
* [2] Belle View, Dalton
* [2] Birchen Heads, Wigan
* [4] Birchley,Billinge
* [6] Birkacre Nos 1 and 2, Coppull
* [1] Birkett Bank, Wigan
* [1] Bispham Hall, Billinge
* [4] Billinge Lane, Billinge
* [2] Blaguegate, Wigan
* [3] Blainscough 5 Feet, Coppull
* [3] Blainscough King, Coppull
* [1] Bottling Wood, Wigan
* [1] Bradley, Standish
* [1] Bradshaw Hall, Aspull
* [1] Bradshaw House, Aspull
* [4] Bridge, Haigh
* [2] Britannia, Haigh
* [1] Broomfield, Standish
* [1] Bryn Hall Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, Ashton-in-Makerfield - Nos 2 and 3 abandoned November 1945
* [2] Bryn Moss, Wigan
* [1] Burgh, Coppull
* [4] Bye Pit, Wigan
* [2] Calafornia, Aspull
* [6] Chisnall Hall Nos 1 and 2, Coppull
* [1] Clap Gate, Pemberton, Wigan
* [1] Coppull, Coppull
* [4] Crawford No 1 No 2, Ashton in Makerfield
* [6] Crawford Day Eye, Upholland
* [2] Dean House, Wigan
* [4] Deep Pit No 1 & No 2, Ashton in Makerfield
* [2] Ditton Brook, Upholland
* [1] Douglas Bank North, Wigan
* [4] Douglas Bank South, Wigan
* [2] Dove Lane, Wigan
* [2] Downal Green, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] Dukes, Wigan
* [4] East Cannel, Wigan
* [4] Edge Lane, Golborne
* [4] Edith and Mabel, Wigan
* [3] Ellerbeck, Coppull - Closed 1965 (reopened for a few years in the 1970's as an open cast)
* [4] Elms, Wigan
* [4] Engine, Wigan
* [2] Fir Tree House, Platt Bridge
* [2] Foggs Fold, Platt Bridge
* [1] Four Lane Ends, Shevington,Wigan
* [4] Garswood Nos 1 and 2, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] Garswood Nos 4, 5, 6 and 7, Ashton in Makerfield
* [6] Garswood No 9 - listed as abandonded
* [6] Gauntley No 1, Billinge
* [4] Giants Hall Nos 1, 2 and 3, Standish
* [1] Gidlow, Standish
* [1] Gidlow and Swinley, Wigan
* [6] Gladen Hey Ashton in Makerfield
* [2] Godfrey, Haigh – listed as not working in 1880
* [2] Gorses, Haigh
* [2] Grammar, Wigan
* [2] Grange Hall, Wigan
* [2] Grants Hall, Wigan
* [2] Gullet, Haigh – listed as not working in 1880
* [1] Haigh, Haigh, Wigan
* [6] Harts Lane Fireclay, Upholland - abandonded August 1945
* [1] Haydock, Ashton-in-Makerfield
* [1] Hawkley, Pemberton
* [2] Hic-bibi, Coppull
* [1] High Brooks, Ashton-in-Makerfield
* [2] Hindley Field, Wigan
* [4] Hindley Green Six Feet, Wigan
* [2] Hindley Hall, Wigan
* [1] Holland Nos 6 and 9, Upholland
* [1] Holme House, Wigan
* [1] Hosier House, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [4] Hussey House, Wigan
* [1] Ince, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [1] Ince Hall No2 1 and 2, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [2] Ince Moss, Ince in Makerfield
* [4] Ince Park Lane, Ashton in Makerfield
* [6] Industrious Bee, Wigan
* [4] John & Taylor Pits, Standish
* [1] Kirkless, Aspull, Wigan
* [1] Kirkless Hall, Aspull, Wigan
* [6] King Edward, Upholland
* [4] King Pit, Wigan
* [4] Kirkless, Aspull
* [4] Kirkless Nos 1 and 2, Aspull
* [6] Lafford Lane, Upholland
* [6] Landgate, Ashton in Makerfield
* [6] Lathom, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] Langtree, Standish
* [4] Lawn's Delf, Upholland
* [2] Lea Green, Lea Green
* [2] Leyland Green Drift, Ashton-in-Makerfield
* [4] Lindsay Nos 1 and 2, Haigh
* [4] Lindsay No 3, Haigh
* [1] Little Westwood, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [4] Long Lane Nos 1 and 2, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] Long Lane Four Feet, Hindley Green
* [4] Long Lane Three Feet, Hindley Green
* [4] Low Hall No 5, Wigan
* [4] Low Hall No 6, Wigan
* [4] Low Hall No 6, Wigan
* [4] Mains Nos 1 and 2, Ashton in Makerfield
* [6] Martins Farm, Appley Bridge
* [5] Maypole Nos 1 and 2, Abram
* [4] Meadow, Haigh
* [1] Meadow's House, Wigan
* [1] Mesnes, Wigan
* [4] Middle Pits, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] Moor No 5, Aspull
* [7] Moor Lane Drift, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] Moss Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, Wigan
* [4] Moss No 6, Wigan
* [1] Moss Hall, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [1] Moss House, Pemberton
* [2] Morris Lane, Haigh – listed as not working in 1880
* [2] Moss Hall, Ince in Makerfield
* [6] Mountains, Billinge
* [1] New Gate, Upholland
* [1] New Town, Pemberton
* [4] Norley Nos 2, 3, 4, and 5, Wigan
* [1] Norley Hall, Pemberton
* [2] Orrell Hall, Orrell
* [2] Orrell Post, Orrell
* [6] Otter Swift Nook, Billinge
* [6] Park No 2, Ashton in Makerfield
* [2] Park Lane, Ashton in Makerfield
* [6] Park New Drift, Ashton in Makerfield
* [1] Pemberton, Pemberton (later renamed Pemberton Bye)
* [6] Pemberton King, Pemberton
* [6] Pemberton Prince, Pemberton
* [6] Pemberton Queen, Pemberton
* [1] Pewfall, Ashton-in-Makerfield
* [2] Piltoft, Wigan
* [2] Plank Lane, Hindley Green
* [1] Platt Bridge, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [1] Platt Lane, Wigan
* [2] Prospect, Standish
* [2] Quaker House, Ashton-in-Makerfield (CURRENT)
* [1] Riding Lane, Ashton-in-Makerfield
* [4] Robin Hill, Standish
* [1] Rose Bridge, Ince in Makerfield
* [4] Saw Mills, Wigan
* [6] Senly Green, Ashton in Makerfield (also known as Senela Green)
* [4] Seven Feet, Wigan
* [1] Shevington, Shevington
* [1] Smith's Lane, Abram
* [1] Sovereign Mill, Wigan
* [1] Spring, Ince-in-Makerfield
* [2] Springfield, Orrell
* [1] Standish Lower Ground, Standish
* [6] Stanley, Billinge
* [4] Stonehouse, Wigan
* [7] Summersales, Wigan (formerly Sumners Hall Drift)
* [2] Swan Lane, Wigan
* [4] Swire, Standish
* [6] Tarbuck Farm, Billinge
* [4] Taylor, Standish
* [4] The Park No 1, Ashton in Makerfield
* [4] The Park No 2, Ashton in Makerfield
* [1] Tower Hill, Upholland
* [4] Trafford, Wigan
* [2] Trencherbone, Ince
* [2] Tuckers Hill, Haigh – listed as not working in 1880
* [2] Tunnel, Standish – listed as not working in 1880
* [2] Upholland, Upholland – listed as not working in 1880
* [2] Venture, Wigan
* [1] Victoria, Standish
* [6] Victoria No2 3 and 4, Standish
* [7] Wain, Ashton in Makerfield
* [1] Waites Delf, Pemberton
* [6] Walm, Billinge
* [1] Walthewhouse, Pemberton
* [2] Wash, Haigh – listed as not working in 1880
* [2] West Cannel, Ince in Makerfield
* [1] Whelley, Wigan
* [5] Wigan Junction, Abram
* [6] Wigan Junction Nos 3 and 4
* [2] William, Haigh
* [4] Windmill Dalton, Upholland
* [2] Windy Arbour, Winstanley
* [1] Winstanley, Winstanley
* [4] Woodshaw, Aspull
* [6] Wood Pits Nos 1 and 2, Coppull
* [4] Worsley Mesnes Nos 1 and 2, Wigan
* [4] Worthington Hall Nos 1 and 2, Wigan
* [2] Worsley Mesnes, Wigan
* [1] Wrightington, Wrightington

References

* [1] Cite book | last = Dickenson | first = Joseph| title = Report of HM Inspector of Mines | date = 1854
* [2] cite book | last = Inspector of Mines | title = List of Mines in England and Wales | date = 1880
* [3] cite book | last = Gerrard | first = John | title = Report of HM Inspector of Mines (North and East)| date = 1896
* [4] cite book | last = Hall | first = Henry | title = Report of HM Inspector of Mines (Liverpool District) | date = 1896
* [5] cite book | last = Inspector of Mines | title = List of Mines in England and Wales | date = 1908
* [6] cite book | last = Inspector of Mines | title = List of Mines in England and Wales | date = 1938
* [7] cite book | last = Inspector of Mines | title = List of Mines in England and Wales | date = 1945
* [8] cite book | last = National Coal Board | title = List of Mines in England and Wales | date = 1980
* [9] cite book | last = The Coal Authority | title = Guide to Coalfields | date = 1993

External links

[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~cmhrc/lomindex.htm Online copies of the mine reports and lists]


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