RefNoCOAL/USC/2
TitleRothervale Collieries Limited
AdminHistoryIn 1842 a small colliery was established at Fence in South Yorkshire (alongside the main Sheffield to Worksop road). The Fence Colliery Company formed in 1862. It acquired Orgreave Colliery in 1870 and later developed Treeton Colliery.

In 1874 the Fence Colliery Company was wound up and reformed as Rothervale Collieries Limited.

Rothervale Collieries Limited owned Fence, Orgreave, Treeton and Thurcroft Collieries.

Rothervale Collieries Limited was acquired by United Steel Companies Limited in 1918.
DescriptionThese items largely relate to Treeton Colliery (unless otherwise stated).

Signing-on books, Rothervale Collieries (Treeton, Orgreave and Thurcroft), 1892 - 1955 (COAL/USC/2/1)

Signing-on books, Treeton Colliery, 1912 - 1975 (COAL/USC/2/2)

Signing-on books, Wath Wood, 1908 - 1932 (COAL/USC/2/3)

Workmen’s compensation claims, Treeton Colliery, 1910 - 1948 (COAL/USC/2/4)

Agent’s letter books, 1892 - 1919 (COAL/USC/2/5)

Manager’s reports, Treeton Colliery; Treeton and Fence Collieries, 1888 - 1910 (COAL/USC/2/6-7)

Manager’s monthly reports and reports to HM Inspector of Mines, Treeton Colliery, 1910 - 1917 (COAL/USC/2/8)

Manager’s daily and weekly reports, Treeton Colliery, 1917 - 1920 (COAL/USC/2/9)

Letters of appointment, Treeton Colliery, [1911 -] (COAL/USC/2/10)

Underground stock book, Treeton Colliery, 1909 - 1944 (COAL/USC/2/11)

For other records relating to Fence, Orgreave, Treeton and Thurcroft Collieries see: United Steels Companies Limited (which took over Rothervale Collieries in 1918) (COAL/USC/4).
Date1888 - 1975
Extent69 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelSeries
RelatedMaterialSheffield Archives:

Workmen's contract book, 1901 - 1904 (MD7151)


Sheffield Local Studies Library:

R. G. Littleboy, The Rother Vale Collieries, 1991 (622.33 SQ)
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