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Archive Reference / Library Class No.NCB/A/MOI
TitleMoira Collieries Limited
DescriptionThe records for the company have been arranged in the following series:
NCB/A/MOI/1 Moira Colliery Company management records, 1886-1947
NCB/A/MOI/2 Church Gresley Colliery surveyors' books, 1903-1947
NCB/A/MOI/3 Church Gresley Colliery plans
NCB/A/MOI/4 Donisthorpe Colliery Company records, 1926-1943
Extent63 volumes, 1 file, 4 bundles, 5 items, 9 rolls
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorMoira Collieries Limited
National Coal Board
Administrative HistoryPits on the estate lands of the Hastings family were sunk and developed in the Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield area during the 19th century. After the death of Charles Frederick Abney-Hastings, Lord Donington, in July 1895, a limited liability company was established to take over the running of the collieries, which included Church Gresley in Derbyshire and Reservoir, Rawdon and Marquis Collieries in Leicestershire. In March 1903 Donisthorpe Colliery was purchased by the Moira Colliery Company through a newly formed subsidiary company called Donisthorpe Colliery Company Limited.

In 1947 the coal industry was nationalised, and control of all the company's collieries paased to the National Coal Board.

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Moira, Leicestershire; Moira Colliery Company; 1895-1947; colliery company
Church Gresley; Church Gresley Colliery; 1829-1967; coal mine
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