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Fall Of Roof/Coal


  • William Marsden Fall of coal Wollaton pit 00-6-1808 inquest 16-01-1808
  • William Cooper 41 Fall of roof Eastwood area14-12-1822 inquest Eastwood 16-12-1822
  • Nathanial Purdy Fall of coal Portland pit 00-10-1823 inquest Kirkby in Ashfield 24 10-1823
  • Samuel Fletcher 13 Fall of coal Portland pit 00-05-1825 inquest Kirkby in Ashfield 09-05-1825
  • Joseph Darley Fall of roof pit not known 00-11-1826 inquest Selston 00-11-1826
  • Thomas Wright 19 Fall of roof Selston pit 00-11-1826 inquest Brinsley 08-11-1826
  • John Bonsor 70 Fall of roof pit not known 00-02-1828 inquest Kirkby in Ashfield 12-02-1828
  • James Ward 13 Fall of roof Turkey Field pit 22-12-1829 inquest Babbington village 24-12-1829
  • Samuel Taylor 44 Fall of roof pit in Teversal area 22-04-1830
  • William Caulton 10 Fall of roof Portland pit 00-04-1830 inquest Kirkby in Ashfield 22-04-1830
  • James Ward 14 Fall of roof Turkey Field pit 23-01-1831 inquest Babbington village 25-01-1831
  • Joseph Harwood 12 Fall of roof pit not known 05-02-1841 died 07-02-1831 inquest Sun Eastwood 09-02-1831
  • Christopher White Fall of roof Skegby pit 00-06-1831 inquest Swan Skegby 22-06-1831
  • Edwin George 21 Fall of roof pit nor known 20-12-1832 inquest Gate Inn Awsworth 22-12-1832
  • Thomas Clifford 16 Fall of roof Pit not known 17-02-1833- inquest Babbington Village 18-02-1833
  • Edmund Varley 9 Fall of roof Watnall pit 17-08-1833 inquest Royal Oak Watnall 20-08-1833 In Memory-Hannah-P
  • John Bell 27 Fall of roof Portland pit 09-10-1833 died 22-10-1833 inquest Jolly Colliers Kirkby in Ashfield 23-10-1833
  • Henry Soar 60 Fall of roof Wollaton pit 16-12-1833 inquest Admiral Rodney Wollaton 17-12-1833
  • Thomas White 16 Fall of roof Skegby pit 00-05-1834 inquest Anchor Skegby 03-05-1834
  • Aaron Shaw fall of coal Watnall pit 28-08-1836 inquest Royal Oak Watnall 30-08-1836
  • William Shimmel 11 Fall of roof Skegby pit 21-05-1837 inquest Anchor Skegby 22-05-1837
  • Francis Varley 25 fall of roof Turkey Field pit 15-11-1838 inquest Brick and Tile Underwood 17-11-1838
  • Samuel Wilkinson Fall of roof Portland pit 24-04-1839 inquest Jolly Colliers Kimberley
  • John Waplington 61 Fall of roof Wollaton pit 21-08-1839 inquest Kings Head Wollaton 22-08-1839
  • John Williamson 50 Fall of roof Wollaton pit 21-08-1839 inquest Kings Head Wollaton 23-08-1839
  • John Gregory 40 Fall of roof pit not known 25-08-1839 inquest Horse and Jockey Moorgreen
  • Joseph Abbott 11 Fall of roof pit not known 26-08-1840 inquest Forest Tavern Annesley 01-09-1840
  • Joseph Robinson Fall of roof Watnall pit 07-01-1842 inquest Royal Oak Watnall 08-01-1842
  • Pharaoh Bostock 14 Fall of roof Eastwood pit 04-02-1845 inquest Ilkeston 06-02-1845
  • Jacob Newbury Fall of roof Portland pit 18-05-1844
  • George Varley Fall of roof pit not known 15-08-1844 inquest Dixie Arms Greasley 16-08-1844
  • Joseph Reeves 20 fall of roof Eastwood pit 08-11-1844 inquest 09-11-1844 not known where
  • Joseph Meakin 18 Fall of roof Eastwood pit 06-12-1844 inquest White Bull Newthorpe 13-12-1844
  • Aaron Leadbeater 31 Fall of roof pit not known 06-12-1844 inquest White Bull Newthorpe 13-12-1844
  • Thomas Wagstaff 14 Fall of coal Portland pit 26-07-1847 inquest Jolly Colliers Kirkby in Ashfield 30-07-1847
  • George Rhodes 40 Fall of roof Watnall pit 10-02-1848 inquest Royal Oak Watnall 12-02-1848
  • Thomas Syson 21 Fall of coal Turkey Field pit 06-09-1849 died 13-09-1849 inquest Nottingham General Hospital 15-09-1849
  • Joseph Wilkinson 36 fall of roof Babbington pit 24-05-1850 inquest Colliers Arms Nuthall 25-05-1850
  • Francis Lee 16 Fall of roof Langton pit -1-04-1851 inquest Duke of Wellington Kirkby in Ashfield 08-04-1851
  • William Smith Fall of roof Pye Hill pit 12-08-1851
  • Edward Cooke 14 Fall of roof Watnall pit 18-09-1851inquest Queens Head Watnall 19-09-1951
  • Francis Winson 62 Fall of roof Turkey Field pit 08-10-1851 inquest Broad Oak Strelley 09-10-1851
  • Samuel Elliot 26 Fall of roof Langton pit 10-12-1851 inquest Duke of Wellington Kirkby in Ashfield 13-12-1851
  • Benjamin Padley 25 Fall of roof Babbington pit 01-06-1852 inquest Colliers Arms Nuthall 08-06-1852
  • Thomas Oaten Fall of roof Langton pit 17-08-1852
  • Edward Hudson Fall of roof Babbington pit 24-12-1852 died 08-01-1853 inquest Nottingham General Hospital 12-01-1853
  • John Aram 36 Fall of roof Babbington pit 28-01-1853 inquest Rose Tavern Basford 29-01-1853
  • David Reddish 19 Fall of roof Babbington pit 01-12-1853 inquest 05-12-1853 Colliers Arms Cinderhill
  • Joseph Kirk Fall of coal Portland pit 24-01-1854 died 08-02-1854 inquest Bull and Butcher Selston
  • James Wyld 17 Fall of roof Beauvale pit 15-03-1854 inquest Eastwood 25-03-1854
  • Isaac Walters 11 Fall of roof Wollaton pit 31-03-1854 inquest Kings Head Wollaton 01-04-1854
  • John Varley 31 Fall of roof Babbington pit 06-04-1854 inquest Royal Oak Watnall 15-04-1854
  • John Pearce Stapleton 20 Fall of roof Eastwood pit 07-04-1855 inquest Three Tuns Newthorpe 16-04-1855
  • Richard Hullott Fall of coal Portland pit 17-04-1855 inquest Horse and Jockey Selston 19-04-1855
  • Gervase Hays 34 Fall of roof Babbington pit 16-04-1855 died 17-04-1855 inquest Nottingham General Hospital 21-04-1855
  • Abraham Gibson 34 Fall of roof Underwood pit 16-05-1855 inquest Sun Inn Eastwood 19-05-1855
  • William Marsden 34 Fall of roof Babbington pit 21-07-1855 inquest Colliers Arms Nuthall 30-07-1855
  • William Howe 34 Fall of roof Babbington pit 22-08-1855 inquest Colliers Arms Nuthall 31-08-1855
  • Zachariah Farnsworth Fall of roof Eastwood pit 26-10-1855 died 01-11-1855 inquest Wellington Inn Eastwood 07-11-1855

Glossary

The owners of mines did not go underground, the day to day running of the pits were the responsibility of appointed Viewers or underviewer, certificated mine officials were not in charge of mines until the 1870s

Banksman - Man in charge of the shaft surface operations

Onsetter - Man in charge of shaft side operations underground exchanging signals between Banksman and engine driver to raise and lower cages after loading

Butty - An underground contractor in charge of operation underground his duty to supply districts with necessary supplies of supports he also paid the workmen s wages for the coal produced
The in between man with the coal owners and miners

Collier/Hewer - A person working in a stall; he undercut the coal with a pick and when it was dropped loaded it into tubs. NB colliers had to produce twenty eight hundredweights in order to be paid for one ton of coal, to allow for dirt content this was reduced at the end of the century to twenty one cwts and remained in place until the stall system became obsolete. To ensure large coal, wooden forks and sieves were used to fill the tubs.

Dataler - a man employed outbye of a coal face responsible for repair work and the general upkeep of the roadways

Ganger - Usually a boy with a horse who took empty tubs and timber to the stalls and returned full tubs to the pit bottom or marshalling area. Sometimes an older man unable to work on the face

Sinker - Employed in shaft sinking

Whimsy man - Predecessor of the winding engine driver on the surface


List Of Collieries In Nottinghamshire Circa 1807

  • Aspley near Bobbers Mill Wollaton
  • Beauvale Abbey North of Greasley
  • Beggarlee 1 mile North of Eastwood
  • Brinsley New or Fenton s North of Eastwood
  • Brinsley old East of village 1 mile North of Eastwood
  • Cossall half a mile North West of town
  • Cotmanhay Wood 2 miles North of Ilkeston
  • Eastwood Half mile North of town
  • Holly Wood Bilborough Three quarters of a mile South East of Church
  • Newthorpe Common 1 mile North West of Awsworth
  • Nuttall South side of park 1 mile North West of Awsworth
  • Bilborough Shaft 160 yards deep [First steam winder in the County at this pit]
  • Robinets three quarter of a mile East of Cossall
  • Wollaton 1 and a quarter miles West North West of town

Barber Walker Pits At Work 1807

  • Aspley near Bobbers Mill in Wollaton
  • Beauvale Abbey North of Greasley
  • Beggarlee 1 mile North of Eastwood
  • Brinsley Fenton pit until 1843 North of Eastwood
  • Old Brinsley East of village 1 mile North of Eastwood
  • Cossall half mile North West of town
  • Cotmanhay Wood 2 miles North of Ilkeston
  • Eastwood half mile North of town other pits third of a mile West half mile North West
  • Holly - Wood Bilborough three quarter miles South West of church
  • Newthorpe Common 1 mile North West of Awsworth
  • Nuthall South side of Park 1 mile North North West of Bilborough 160 yards deep
  • Robinettes three quarter miles North East of Cossall
  • Trowell Moor 1 mile West of Wollaton
  • Wollaton 1 quarter mile West North West of town
  • Top Hard seam outcropped at Bilborough Strelley Nuthall Eastwood Greasley Selston
  • First steam engine in county at Bilborough
  • Willey lane sunk 1840 Eastwood started by Dr Manson B W from 1838
  • Beggarlee sunk 1838 connected to Underwood
  • Greasley Either the suburb of Eastwood or the parish of Greasley

Mines In Nottinghamshire And District 1842 With Safety Features

Owner Colliery Bonnet Bricked Davey lamp Winder Depth Yards Road Ht
Lord Middleton Radford Yes No No 9 H.P 63 4ft 6in
  Trowell Yes No No 6 H.P. 112 3ft 6in
  Wollaton Yes No No 8 H.P. 100 3ft 6in
K. Fenton Williamson s Bagthorpe No Yes Yes 15 H.P. 126 3ft 4in
  Creswells Bagthorpe No Yes Yes 10 H.P. 78 3ft 2in
Barber-Walker Eastwood   No       3ft
  Beggarlee No No No 10 H.P. 104  
  Watnall (1) No Yes No   142 4ft
  Watnall (2-3) No Yes No   134 4ft
  Underwood No No No 18 H.P. 140  
  Cossall No No No   64 3ft 2in
  Willey Lane No Yes No 20 H.P. 190  
  Brinsley Yes Yes Yes 14 H.P 158 4ft
  Newthorpe (2) No Yes Yes   91 4ft
  Newthorpe (3) No Yes Yes   100 3ft 6in
  Newthorpe (3) No Yes Yes Engine 23 3ft 8in
Thomas North-Co Babbington Roughs No No No Iron pit 50-60 3ft 3in
  Williamson s Soft No No No   70 3ft 3in
  Williamson s Hard No No No   158 4ft
  Henry Hunts Hard No Yes No   101 4ft
  New London No No No   70 4ft 4in
  New Pit Newthorpe Common No No No 16 H.P. 70 3ft 8in
  Cottage Pit Newthorpe Common No No No   40 3ft 4in
  Nuttall/Awsworth Hutchbys No No No   50 3ft 6in
  Nuttall/Awsworth Twiggers No No No   50 3ft
Butterley Co Portland (2) No Yes Yes 25 H.P. 180 4ft 6in
  Portland (4) No Yes Yes 20 H.P. 180 4ft 6in
  Portland (5) No Yes Yes 20 H.P. 180 4ft 6in
John Coke Pinxton (1) No Yes Yes 14 H.P. 60 4ft
  Pinxton (9) No Yes Yes 8 H.P. 70 3ft 9in
  Sleights (2) No No No Engine 130 3ft 6in
  Sleights (3) No part No 20 H.P. 114 4ft
John Coke Carnfield (1) No Yes Yes 30 H.P 112 3ft 9in
  Carnfield (2) No Yes Yes 30 H.P. 100 3ft 2in