RefNoCOAL/CCC
TitleCortonwood Colliery Company Limited (Cortonwood Colliery)
AdminHistoryCortonwood Colliery was located at Wombwell, Barnsley.

The Cortonwood Colliery Company was formed in 1872, having previously been called the Brampton Colliery Company. It was formed to work the Barnsley seam on the Elsecar Branch of the Dearne and Dove Canal. Cortonwood Colliery was sunk between 1873 - 1875 by the company.

On 22 Oct 1883 a Memorandum of Association of the Cortonwood Colliery Company Limited was drawn up with a capital of £175,000.

On 8 Dec 1932, seven miners were killed in an explosion.

Cortonwood Colliery Company Limited retained ownership of the colliery until nationalisation in 1947.
DescriptionCompany records, 1854 - 1944 (COAL/CCC/1)

Deeds relating to the 'Highgate Closes', Wombwell, 1775 - 1888 (COAL/CCC/2)

Business correspondence, 1929 - 1945 (COAL/CCC/3)

Company register and account books, 1868 - 1947 (COAL/CCC/4)

Staff records (wages, strike payments, index of workers, signing-on books and National Insurance cards), 1912 - 1961 (COAL/CCC/5-9)

Rate books, 1914 - 1954 (COAL/CCC/10)

Time books, 1914 - 1919 (COAL/CCC/11)

Work books, 1915 - 1921(COAL/CCC/12)

Search book, 1916 - 1918 (COAL/CCC/13)

Fines book, 1966 - 1979 (COAL/CCC/14)

Other miscellanous records, 1916 - 1929 (COAL/CCC/15-16)
Date1775 - 1979
Extent123 items
AccessStatusRestricted
AccessConditionsSome items may be restricted.
LevelSection
RelatedMaterialSheffield City Archives:

For records relating to Cortonwood Colliery post-1947 see the National Coal Board collection (BCC).
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