TitleHoughton Main Colliery Company Limited (Houghton Main Colliery)
AdminHistoryHoughton Main colliery was situated at Little Houghton near Barnsley. It was run by the Houghton Main Colliery Company Limited. Two shafts were sunk in 1873 which were deepened in 1919-1920. A third shaft was sunk in 1924 for men and materials. Lower seam output was conveyed underground and wound at Grimethorpe. Upper seam output (Dunsil) wound at Houghton No.1 shaft. The coal preparation plant and rail loading facilities on Houghton surface dealt with Dunsil seam and Dearne Valley output. There was an explosion at Houghton Main on 12 Dec 1930 which resulted in fatalities. Houghton Main colliery was taken over by the National Coal Board in 1947.
DescriptionMiscellaneous items including price list, contract book, ledger and superannuation fund records (COAL/HOUGHTON/1-5)
Date1907 - 1946
Extent5 items
RelatedMaterialSheffield City Archives:

For records on the Houghton Main Colliery explosion (1975) see: BCC/9/17.
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