In 1984, the Yorkshire area had a total of 56 collieries. The last deep coal mine was Kellingley Colliery which closed on Friday 18 December 2015 signalling the end of deep coal mining not only in Yorkshire but in Britain as a whole. Hatfield Colliery closed in mid 2015.
In 1984, 15 of the collieries were in the Wakefield district, 11 in the Rotherham district, 10 in the Barnsley district, 9 in the Doncaster district, 6 in the Selby district, 3 in the Leeds district and 2 in the Kirklees district. The Yorkshire Area of the Coal Board also included Manton and Shireoaks collieries, which were geographically in Nottinghamshire; they closed in 1994 and 1990 respectively.
|Colliery Name||District||Year of closure||Notes|
|Ackton Hall||Wakefield||1985||at Featherstone|
|Barnsley Main||Barnsley||1991||Originally closed in 1966. Reopened to transfer workers from the Barrow pit, which closed in 1985 owing to geological problems. Pit head still stands.|
|Bullcliffe Wood||Wakefield||1985||merged with Denby Grange; at Netherton village|
|Cadeby & Denaby||Doncaster||1986|
|Caphouse||Wakefield||1985||merged with Denby Grange. Isolated pit, closest to Overton village. Still "open" as the National Coal Mining Museum for England|
|Darfield||Barnsley||1989||merged with Houghton Main|
|Denby Grange||Wakefield||1991||at Netherton village|
|Dodworth||Barnsley||1987||between 1985-7, only Redbrook shaft operated - known as 'Redbrook Colliery'|
|Emley, West Yorkshire||Kirklees||1985|
|Ferrymoor/Riddings||Wakefield||1985||merged with South Kirkby; located at South Kirkby|
|Gascoigne Wood||Selby||2004||part of Selby Coalfield complex, drift mine, exit point for all coal mined in Selby coalfield complex|
|Grimethorpe||Barnsley||1993||famed for Grimethorpe Colliery Band and setting for film Brassed Off|
|Hatfield||Doncaster||2015||previously closed in 1993, 2001 and 2004|
|Hickleton Main||Barnsley||1986||at Thurnscoe village. Merged with Goldthorpe|
|Houghton Main||Barnsley||1993||see Little Houghton and Great Houghton|
|Kellingley||Selby/Wakefield||2015||Last deep mine in the UK. Last colliery in Yorkshire, nearby Hatfield closed mid 2015.|
|Markham Main||Doncaster||1996||originally closed 1992, reopened 1994. There was also a colliery just called 'Markham', which is in Derbyshire|
|North Gawber||Barnsley||1985||merged with Woolley|
|North Selby||Selby||1997||part of Selby Coalfield complex|
|Park Mill||Kirklees||1989||at Clayton West village|
|Prince of Wales||Wakefield||2002||at Pontefract|
|Riccall||Selby||2004||part of Selby Coalfield complex|
|Savile||Leeds||1985||at Methley. Often confused with the Savile & Shawcross colliery, which had closed in 1968|
|Silverwood||Rotherham||1994||merged with Maltby|
|Stillingfleet||Selby||2004||part of Selby Coalfield complex|
|Wath||Rotherham||1986||merged with Manvers|
|Whitemoor||Selby||1996||part of Selby Coalfield complex|
|Wistow||Selby||2004||part of Selby Coalfield complex|
|Yorkshire Main||Doncaster||1985||in Edlington village|
"Pit closures, year by year". BBC News. 5 March 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2008.
This is a list of coal mines in the United Kingdom, sorted by those operating in the 2010s and those closed before this decade.
The last operating deep coal mine in the United Kingdom, Kellingley colliery in North Yorkshire, closed in December 2015. Most continuing coal mines are collieries owned by freeminers, or are open pit mines of which there were 26 in 2014.Yorkshire
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