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Archive Reference / Library Class No.NCB/A/BOL
TitleBolsover Colliery Company Limited
DescriptionThe records have been arraneged in the following series
NCB/A/BOL/1 Bolsover Colliery Company accident record books, for Bolsover and Mansfield collieries, 1913-1958
NCB/A/BOL/2 Mansfield Coliery compensation payments record books, 1919-1961
NCB/A/BOL/3 Bolsover Colliery Company employee records, 1912-1949
NCB/A/BOL/4 Bolsover Colliery Company management records, 1891-1945
NCB/A/BOL/5 Bolsover Colliery Company account books, 1892-1947
NCB/A/BOL/6 Bolsover Colliery Company legal records, 1890-1937
NCB/A/BOL/7 Bolsover Colliery Company surveying records, 1900-1949
NCB/A/BOL/8 Bolsover Colliery Company production records, 1897-1977
NCB/A/BOL/9 Bolsover Colliery Company workforce agreements, 1903-1944
NCB/A/BOL/10 Rufford Colliery pamphlet, c.1915
Extent53 volumes, 24 files, 11 binders, 22 items
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorBolsover Colliery Company Ltd
National Coal Board
Administrative HistoryIn 1889 Emerson Bainbridge obtained from the Duke of Portland a lease of the Top Hard or Barnsley Coal Seam under lands in the parishes of Bolsover and Elmton. The next year Bainbridge founded the Bolsover Colliery Ccompany, for which he remained a director until his death in 1911. At Bolsover Colliery a shaft was sunk which reached the Top Hard Seam in Sep 1891. A similar shaft was sunk at Creswell, which reached the Top Hard Seam in Feb 1986. Further leases were obtained from the Duke of Portland to work on the Welbeck estate in the Nottinghamshire coalfield, which was locally called ‘The Dukeries’, as it covered land from several local noble and gentry landowners. The collieries worked by the company were Mansfield (1899), Rufford (1913), Clipstone (1922) and Thoresby (1928). By 1933 the company employed over 9,000 men and was extracting 4.5 million tons of coal.

The company's collieries were taken over by the National Coal Board with the nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947.

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