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Date: 1636-2006
Functions, occupations and activities: Mineral extraction > Fuel extraction
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C118340 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B25067 )
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1884-1997: central administrative records and of related bodies
The National Archives
1636-1992: Divisional and area records. North Staffordshire: financial and production records, property records, colliery photographs, plans; Cannock Chase: property and public relations records, colliery photographs, plans; South Staffordshire and Shropshire: property records, photographs of collieries; Opencast Executive records incl applications for opencast coal sites in Staffordshire; pre-vesting records of individual colliery companies incl corporate, shareholding, financial, production, sales, staff, property, public relations and photographs; pre-vesting records of colliery owners organisations incl minutes, financial records, corresp, subscription books, maintenance fund records; pre-vesting records of joint owners and workers organisations incl minutes and financial records; pre-vesting records of workers organisations rel to South Staffordshire Association of Colliery Managers and the National Association of Colliery Managers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
19th-20th cent: Derbys area: maps
Derbyshire Record Office
See Annual Return 2008
1845-1981: North East bore-hole records, for collieries and pre and post nationalisation
Northumberland Archives
See Annual Return 2010
1870-1989: Derbys area: misc papers rel to various collieries, incl some pre-nationalisation
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 8918 Derbyshire RO misc
1873-1990: records incl colliery tip plans, plans of colliery pit-head baths and other surface buildings, maps of coal seams in the South Wales Coalfield, files from the National Coal Board South Wales Area rel to collieries in West Glamorgan, records of accidents at South Wales collieries and compensation paid, National Coal Board Scientific Reports, deeds and documents relating to collieries in South Wales before nationalisation
West Glamorgan Archive Service
1887-1986: North East Division (Yorkshire): NCB apprenticeship scheme records, record of seams worked, accident book, sinking book, collieries tenants agreement, letting book, colliery rating book, reports of weekly inspections, financial records, minutes, coal analysis book, order books, corresp, horses employed record book
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
1895-1992: North Western Division: colliery profit and loss accounts, misc records
Lancashire Archives
See Annual returns 1992, 1996, 1998
c 1900-1999: records rel to Durham collieries
Durham County Record Office
See Annual Return 1995
20th cent: administrative records, plans
Glamorgan Archives
See Annual returns 1997, 1998
20th cent: East Midlands division: accounts, corresp, statistics and papers rel to labour relations
Nottinghamshire Archives
1904-1960: Yorkshire Colliery Division: Crigglestone Coking Plant: records
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
See Annual Return 2012
1904-2006: South West Durham area, Chief Mechanical Engineer's records: photographs, reports, maps and plans rel to various collieries, incl Rainton, Sherburn Hill, Easington, Fishburn, Brancepeth and Kimblesworth collieries
Durham County Record Office
1911-1950: Kent records
Kent History and Library Centre
See Annual return 1998 (EK 1998/11, 14)
1921-1977: North East Area Headquarters, Surveyors' Department: plans rel to Seaham, Vane Tempest, Haswell and Murton collieries
Durham County Record Office
NRA 44961
c1930-70: files and reports from South Wales region relating to mining in Forest of Dean, Bristol and Somerset coal fields
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 3514 Glos RO misc
c1930-70: reports and surveys relating to collieries in Forest of Dean, Bristol and Somerset coalfields
Gloucestershire Archives
c1930-1982: East Midland Division: South Notts area records
Nottinghamshire Archives
See Annual Return 2008
1933-91: reports and records relating to Forest of Dean and South Gloucestershire collieries
Gloucestershire Archives
1939-81: East Midlands Division: North and South Notts area photographic archives
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 6885 Nottinghamshire misc
1779-1980: Cumberland colliery plans incl rel to William pit and Walkmill colliery no 2 pit, Haig Colliery main band seam action plan, map of Pica Opencast Coal workings & compulsory rights order
Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven
See Annual Return 2007, 2014
1940-1962: records rel to assets and employees
Shropshire Archives
See Annual return 1998
1944-73: housing register for Doncaster
Doncaster Archives
c1945-67: medical reports on accidents to employees
Derbyshire Record Office
See Annual Return 2002
1945-67: Derbys area: medical corresp, reports and papers
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 8918 Derbyshire RO misc
1947-1959: East Midlands Division: wage cost calculations, profit and loss accounts
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 11512 NCB: Derbys
1947-1960: regional profit and loss accounts and other financial records
Sheffield City Archives
See Annual return 1992
1947-65: journal
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 37049 Stanton
1947-1965: corresp rel to transportation of coal between the National Coal Board, Ashington Group of Collieries and British Railways
Northumberland Archives
c1947-1975: North Western division: Burnley area colliery records
Lancashire Archives
NRA 43870
1948-72: Somerset and Bristol Group: cash ledgers
Bristol Archives
1948-73: North Eastern Division: maps and plans of abandoned mines in Wakefield, Leeds and Barnsley
Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department
NRA 37907 Barnsley
1950-1967: Aberfan disaster inquiry papers
Glamorgan Archives
1951-1953: report and accounts
Glamorgan Archives
See Annual return 2009
1951-1955: Field Investigation Group reports
Warwick University: Modern Records Centre
NRA 40313 Operational
1955-1992: Durham collieries: Public Relations Office files
Durham County Record Office
NRA 19490 NCB Durham
1956: notebook
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 8918 Derbyshire RO misc
1956-1970s: South Western Division: project files and colliery photographs
Gwent Archives
NRA 14003 Gwent RO misc
1958-1970: reports of veterinary surgeons; records of horses employed at Brenkley Drift
Northumberland Archives
1958-94: misc papers rel to Markham Colliery, Derbys
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 8918 Derbyshire RO misc
c1960-1969: South Notts area: plans
Nottinghamshire Archives
See Annual Return 2007
c1960: Northumberland area: photographs
Northumberland Archives
1965: Scientific Department records
Northumberland Archives
See Annual Return 2011
c 1965: Northumberland Area: digital photographs of various collieries
Northumberland Archives
See Annual Return 2011
1965-1983: Engineers Department, North East Area: engineering drawings
Northumberland Archives
1965-1986: North East Area: Engineers Department records
Northumberland Archives
See Annual Return 2011
1965-1977: photographs rel to sites across Shropshire
Shropshire Archives
See Annual Return 2012
1966: Volume of photographs, probably taken by the National Coal Board
Glamorgan Archives
1966-1970: Claims records RE Aberfan disaster
Glamorgan Archives
1967-1968: corresp
Northumberland Archives
1972-1973: Fenwick colliery records
Northumberland Archives
See Annual Return 2010
1976-1985: File of correspondence between Torfaen Borough Coucnil and the NCB Estates Dept. concerning the Blaenavon Local Plan
Gwent Archives
1976-1986: Selby coalfield: records incl photographs and press cuttings
North Yorkshire County Record Office
See Annual Return 2007
2002: draft of mining history of the National Coal Board (1960-1980) by Donald Hindson
Northumberland Archives
plans for Birchmoor and Pooley Hall Collieries
Warwickshire County Record Office
East Kent records
Kent History and Library Centre
See Annual return 2000
research notes, slides, photographs, and plans collected by Colin Mountford
Durham County Record Office
See Annual Return 2012
1950s-1990s: Durham division mining plans rel to West Auckland, Brussleton, Dene, Nettlesworth, Staindrop; records rel to safety inspections
Durham County Record Office
See Annual Return 2016
1846-1859: records relating to Bedlington and Netherton
Northumberland Archives

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