COLLIERIES OF THE NORTH STAFFS COALFIELD (W)

All National Grid references shown thus G.R.999666

WATERMILLS - See Apedale section.
Last shafts sunk circa 1840 by R E Heathcote. No' 5 and 6 on Stanier's listing.
1896 Midland Coal, Coke & Iron Co.
Manager - W H Goodwin, Under Manager - Isaac Lawton.
Underground 227, aboveground 23.
Coal: 10ft; 8ft; Bullhurst.
Watermills footrails worked by the Midland Company.

WATERMILLS – Footrails.
1949, Watermills Colliery Company, H H Price, Apedale Chesterton.
Watermills No.5 Apedale (maintenance only), 1 underground.
Watermills No.6 Apedale, coal: Brown Mine, 13 underground, 5 aboveground.
Watermills No.7 Apedale, coal: Ash, 10 underground, 3 aboveground.
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WESTON COYNEY G.R. 925 435. app. Later Park Hall.
1905 Geological Survey – No.2 Shaft Western Coyney Colliery, Birches Coal, 265 yards below the surface, inclined at 18 degrees to the surface.

WOODHEAD
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Woodhead; Clay; Coopers; Kingsley Moor; Ladyswell; Longhouse; Red Shagg.
(a)Cheadle Kingsley (b) coal: Woodhead (1874).
Park Hall Colliery Co. Cheadle.
13SW 1925. H 8.
19NW 1925. A 7.8.9. B 8.10. C 10.11.12. D 10.11.12. E 11.12.
Woodhead; Remington.
(a)Cheadle (b) Coal: Woodhead (1855).
Park Hall Colliery Co. Cheadle.
19NW 1925. E 11.12. F 11.12.
19NE 1925. F 1.2. G 1.
Woodhead or Hazlewall 6056.
(a)Cheadle Kingsley (b) coal: Woodhead.
Abandoned 15.08.1915
19NW 1925. B 6.7.8.9.10. C 6.7.8.9.10.D 8.9.10. E 8.
1869 William Bowers
1880 Woodhead ( Hazlewall pit ) Trustees of William Bowers.
1896 Woodhead, Cheadle. W E Bowers, Cheadle, Staffs. Manager George Forrester (pro tem).
Coal: Woodhead, underground 54, aboveground 17.
1908; W E Bowers, Caverswall Castle, Manager J H Lister, underground 66, aboveground 22.

WHITE BARN See Knutton section.
Sunk circa 1800 by (?) Lawton. Tenants of the farm.
Originally sunk for the ironstones.
1896 – Whitebarn. John Blaikie, Newcastle, Staffs. STANDING.
Blackband, Red Mine, Red Shag. Abandoned about 1866.
11SE 1926. F 3.4. G 3.4.
Coal and Ironstone; Bassey Mine Abandoned 1 Feb. 1894.
11SE 1926. F 3.4. G 3.4.

WHITEHILLS See Kidsgrove section.
S Shaw, circa 1828,
On the North are Kidsgrove and Whitehill Collieries, very extensive and productive; the property of Thomas Kinnersley Esqre. of Clough Hall.
The Whitehills Estate was the first of Kinnersley's acquisitions at Kidsgrove.
White's Directory, 1851 , Whitehill Colliery. T Kinnersley.
Cat Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Whitehill 8521 - Coal: 7ft Banbury. Abandoned 8 Feb. 1926.
Whitehill; Gibbon';s Bank 8653 , Coal: 8ft Banbury. Abandoned 27 Jun. 1926.
1896 ; Whitehill Farm Kidsgrove, Rookery Colliery Co. To open March 1897.

WOODSHUTTS See Lawton and Harecastle.
Hardings wood.
Coal; Little Row, Two Row. Ab. 1858.
6SE 1926. F 6. G 6.

WOODHOUSE LANE G.R. 897 585. app.
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929 –
Woodhouse Lane 5827
(a)Norton (b) Coal: Silver, abandoned Dec. 1911.
7SW 1925. H 10.

WOOD LANE
Cat Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Wood Lane
(a)Audley (b) Coal: Bullhurst, abandoned 24 Jun. 1916.
11NW 1900. H 12.
11NE 1925. G 1. H 1.2.
11SW 1900. A 12.
11SE 1926. A 1.

WOOD LANE
Footrail, Audley, George Platt. Deliveries c.a.1949.

WOODHOUSE ESTATE / SANDFORD HILL See Sandford Hill.
William James of Ashbourne obtained the mining rights to the Woodhouse Estate at Sandford Hill in 1695. After James died, Obadiah Lane, who held other coal interests and was a partner in the Meir Heath Ironworks, obtained the rights to the Woodhouse Estate.
Lane was also involved in the driving of two gutters. One from Woodhouse Lane to Longton Hall (his residence) and another from Meir Heath to Longton.

WOODHOUSE See Apedale section.
1949, George Platt, Woodhouse farm, Wood Lane, Bignall End.
Woodhouse No.3 Footrail Coal manufacturing, abandoned March 1948.
Woodhouse No.4 Footrail ; Coal: Top Two Row, underground 5, aboveground 3.

WOODHOUSE Biddulph.
James Bateman, 1834.
Old Colliery with engine pool shown on O/S at 588 895 app.

WOODLANDS
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Woodlands 9245 Coal: Peacock; Great Row, abandoned 20 Dec. 1927.
11NE 1925. A 12. B 12. 12NW 1925. B 1.
Woodlands 9411 – Coal: Peacock; Great Row, abandoned 20 Apr. 1928.
11NE 1925. B 12.
1931 Woodlands. Mrs K E (Katie) Bean, Reg. Office Clanway Farm, Tunstall. General Manager
G L Moston.
Woodlands, Colliery Company, Clanway, Tunstall. Coal: Spencroft; Great Row, 5000 tons p.a.
Marl worked. Underground 16, above ground 12.

WOODSTOCK NO.4 Footrail Goldenhill

WINNIE ; Footrail Alsagers Bank
F C Smallwood, 56 High Street, Alsagers Bank, Halmerend.
Winnie footrail, Alsagers Bank coal, household and manufacturing, abandoned Dec. 1948.

WINGHAY Footrail.
Powell's

WERRINGTON ; Footrail.

WELLFIELD. See Apedale section.

WELL STREET
Cheadle, 1880, William Malkin.

WETLEY MOOR
1905 Geological Survey
In 1862 at the time of the original survey coal was being raised on the Wetley Moor from two seams, the four foot or Crabtree and the two foot. -

WETLEY
Ralph Handley, born circa 1799 at Harriseahead, 1851 living in Duke Street, Fenton. In 1853 was a coalmaster at Wetley Colliery, Caverswall.

WEDGWOOD - Wedgwood Farm, G.R. 872 538 app. South East of Brindley Ford.
Colliery near to the farm at 873 539 app, shown working 1874/5 O/S. Connected by mineral railway to the N.S.R. Biddulph Valley Line. Working Coal and ironstone.
Two further collieries connected by a branch from the mineral line shown working 1874/5 O/S.
Small colliery and level at G.R. 873 541 app.
Colliery working coal and ironstone at G.R. 871 544 app.
1880 Wedgwood Coal and Iron Co., Newchapel. Frederick B. Smart manager and liquidator
Wedgwood Coal & Iron Company until circa 1883, then Wedgwood Colliery Company. Working abandoned 1886, colliery closed 1887. The mineral royalties were acquired by Chatterley Whitfield Collieries.
N.S.I.M.M. Engrs.
A. B. Anderson, Wedgwood Coal & Iron Co, Tunstall, elected 1874.
Thomas Clews, Wedgwood Coal & Iron Co, Tunstall, elected 1874.
1875 - James Potts, Manager Wedgwood Colliery, Tunstall.
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Wedgwood 1986 Coal; Twist: Burnwood; Rawhurst. Abandoned Dec. 1886.
Ironstone: Burnwood; Brown Mine. Abandoned Dec. 1886.
7SW 1925. G 2.3. H 3.
Wedgwood Coal: Twist, abandoned 1886.
7SW 1925. F 3. G 2.3. H 2.3.
Wedgwood Coal: Old Whitfield (1881).
7SW 1925. D 4.5. E 4.5.
Wedgwood* - Coal: Little Row; Rough; 7ft (1876).
Plans: Engineer's Office, L.M.S.R. Crewe*.
7SW 1925. D 4. E 4.5.
*Possibly small colliery at 5405 879 immediately adjacent to the East side of the N.S.R. Biddulph Valley Line. Probably bought out by the railway company.

WHITE HILL.
Kidsgrove
Coal; 7 ft. Banbury. Ab. 8 2 1926.
6SE 1926. D 8.9. E 8.9.
Gibbons Bank.
Coal; 8 ft. Banbury. Ab. 27 6 1926.
6SE 1926. E 8

WHITE STAR OR CHURN FLAT.
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
8835 (a) Biddulph (b) Coal: Cockshead. Abandoned 4 April 1913.

WELLINGTON
1896 Wellington, Tunstall. William Collinson, Goldenhill, Tunstall. Underground 10, aboveground
2. Coal: Great Row; Little Row.
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Wellington 2811; Coal: Peacock. Ironstone: Bassey Mine. Abandoned Nov. 1891.
11NE 1925. A 11.
Wellington 3651 Coal: Great Row, Little Row. Abandoned Mar. 1897.
6SE 1926. H 11.
Wellington 4690 ; Coal and Ironstone: Cannel Mine. Abandoned 27 Sept. 1904.
6SE 1926 H 11.12.

WOODSIDE
E Proctor & Company, Brown Edge Colliery, S-o-T.
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Woodside 3358
(a) Norton in the Moors (b) Coal: Crabtree. Abandoned 28 Aug 1895.
12NW 1925. A 11.

WILLIAMSON'S
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Williamson's (Newfield) No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8, 9, 13, 93
(a)Stoke-on-Trent (b) Ironstone: Red Shagg; Red Mine. Abandoned circa 1857.
11ne 1925. B 10.11. C 10. 11. D 10.11.12. E 11.12.
Williamson's No's 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
(a)Wolstanton, Stoke-on-Trent (b) Ironstone: Red Shagg; Red Mine (1875).
Plans: R Sneyd, Keele Estate Office, Stoke-on-Trent.
11NE 1925. D 7.8.9. E 7.8.9. F 7.8.

WOOD Apedale
Two pits shown on the plan of the 4ft coal dated 1855. Abandoned circa 1866. Shaft still in use for ventilation (Danks 1883).
Cat. Ab. Mine Plans, 1929
Apedale ; Wood
(a)Audley (b) Coal: 8ft (1857) 7ft (1866).

WONDER See Delph House.

WILLFIELD.
Slater's Directory 1851.
Thomas Plant and Co., Willfield colliery, Dividy Lane.

WATERLOO.
Slater's Directory 1851.
Joseph Smethhurst.
Waterloo colliery, Hanley ( Near Nelson Place. )

WETLEY HOUSE COLLIERY, Bucknall New road.

WOLSTANTON.
Slater's Directory 1851.
Wolstanton. Blake and Co.

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