RefNoCOAL/USC
TitleUnited Steel Companies Limited (and predecessors) (Fence, Orgreave, Treeton and Thurcroft Collieries)
AdminHistoryThe company was registered in 1918 and the following year saw a joining together of steel makers Samuel Fox and Company of Stocksbridge; Steel, Peech and Tozer of Templeborough and Ickles in Rotherham; the Workington Iron and Steel Company, the Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company of Scunthorpe; and the coal mining and by-products interests of Rothervale Collieries at Orgreave, Treeton and Thurcroft.

Over the years other companies were added to the portfolio:

The Sheffield Coal Company, owners of Birley Collieries, Brookhouse and North Staveley collieries, was bought by the United Steel Companies in 1937. This also included coal by-product operations at Orgreave and Brookhouse, suppliers of Metallurgical Coke for Blast Furnaces.

The Kiveton Park Colliery Company was taken over in 1944.

In 1945 the mining portfolio was increased with the purchase of the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Nottinghamshire.

The collieries owned by United Steel Companies Limited were taken over by the National Coal Board in 1947.
DescriptionKiveton Park Colliery Company Limited (Kiveton Park Colliery), 1866 - 1971 (COAL/USC/1)

Rothervale Collieries Limited (Fence, Orgreave, Treeton and Thurcroft Collieries), 1888 - 1975 (COAL/USC/2)

Shireoaks Colliery Company Limited (Shireoaks, Steetly, Whitwell, Southgate and Anston Collieries), 1862 - 1946 (COAL/USC/3)

United Steels Companies Limited (largely relating to Treeton Colliery post-1918), 1913 - 1946 (COAL/USC/4)
Date1861 - 1975
Extent254 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelSection
RelatedMaterialSheffield Archives:

Records relating to statement of interests (Coal Nationalisation Act, 1946) (BCC)

United Steel Companies Limited, 1879 - 1970 (USC)
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