Records of Cannock Chase Colliery Company Limited

Scope and Content

Records of Cannock Chase Colliery Company Limited comprising series of volumes of signed Company minutes, 1959-1929, and registers relating to company shares, stock, and shares and stock holders, 1859-1901.

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative/Biographical History

The Company was established in 1859. It was wound up in May 1902, though reconstructed in June of that year. The colliery closed at some time during the 1990s.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue ( ). Accessed May 2002.


The collection originally formed part of a business records collection in the department. Where relevant, these previous finding numbers have been noted in the Physical Description field of records. The collection is arranged into series of minutes, share ledgers, registers of share transfers, shareholders, members, and stockholders.

Access Information

Access Conditions

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Related Material

Records of the Cannock Chase and Wolverhampton Railway Company Limited also contain material relating to the Cannock Chase Colliery Company (GB 150 MS36).

Associated papers of the Cannock Chase Colliery may be found at the Staffordshire Record Office.


Publication Note

J. M. Wale, Entrepreneurs and managers in the British coal industry, 1880-1914: case studies in business history ( Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. . Thesis (PhD), 1986 ).