I am currently researching the men who came to work at Treeton Colliery, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, when it first opened. I am using the 1871 and 1891 census to this end. I would like to know the dates of opening of the collieries in the areas were the incomers came from.
My question is: Is there a list of colliery opening dates that is accessible?
Any pointers would be most welcome
Treeton Colliery was a coal mine situated in the village of Treeton, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.
Work on the sinking of Treeton Colliery commenced, with all due ceremony, in October 1875. Trade, at the time, was in a poor state and the company were short of capital so work was suspended three years later not being resumed until March, 1882.
The colliery was owned by the Rother Vale Collieries Limited which was founded in the same year, bringing together the new workings with collieries at Fence and Orgreave. This became part of the United Steel Companies Limited following the end of World War I.
From its beginnings until 1965 Treeton worked the Barnsley seam and the High Hazels seam until the following year. After nationalisation it was decided to increase the output of the Wathwood seam and to reopen the Swallow Wood seam which had fallen into disuse in 1947. This came on stream in 1972 and lasted until the colliery closed on 7 December 1990. These two seams produced house coal.