RefNoCOAL/DLC
TitleDorman, Long and Company Limited (Upton Colliery)
AdminHistoryUpton Colliery was situated one mile north of Hemsworth, West Yorkshire.

Upton Colliery was a joint venture between Bolckow Vaughan and Company Limited and Cortonwood Company Limited. The Upton Colliery Company was registered in 1923 and sinking of the West Pit began in 1925. The Barnsley seam was reached in 1930. Sinking of the East Pit started in 1926 and reached the Barnsley seam in 1927.

The colliery suffered from geological problems throughout its life, including frequent outbreaks of spontaneous combustion.

Upton Colliery was acquired by Dorman, Long and Company Limited in 1939. The company worked the colliery until nationalisation in 1947.

The colliery closed in 1964 following an explosion which took place in the Barnsley seam.
DescriptionTitle deeds relating to land at Upton Colliery, 1784 - 1944 (COAL/DLC/1)

Employee records, Upton colliery, 1936 - 1945 (COAL/DLC/2)
Date1784 - 1944
Extent61 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelSection
RelatedMaterialCorrespondence regarding closures (Area 2) Upton Colliery, 1965 - 1966 (BCC/12/8/2).
CustodialHistoryThis collection of material comprises title deeds relating to land at Upton Colliery and was transferred to Sheffield Archives from Leeds City Archives in 1982. The deeds had been transferred to Leeds in 1974 by the National Coal Board.

Despite the break in chain of custody, these items were originally assigned a NCB (COAL) reference; this grouping has been retained.
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