Poynton Collieries

Poynton lies in the County of Cheshire in north-west England. It is located roughly half way between the towns of Stockport and Macclesfield and has today developed into a large village which has a considerable commuter population. It lies upon the edge of the Lancashire coalfield and saw a considerable mining industry for several hundred years. Today there are still many relics of the industry to be seen by those who care to look for them.

The following pages tell the story of the Poynton Collieries and are based on original research which has been undertaken since 1975.

I have an interest in coal mining history throughout Britain and would welcome details of any other web pages about similar subjects. If you have any comments or further information please let me know.

Map showing location and names of shafts
Poynton Collieries: the Early Years
Poynton Collieries: 1832-57 Development under the Vernons
Poynton Collieries: 1857-90 Years of change and progress
Poynton Collieries: 1890-1935 the final years
Poynton Collieries: Technical Developments and the Main Pits
Poynton Collieries: Subsidiary Industries
Clickable Map for images of Collieries and Railways
More photographs and details of individual pits and the colliery railways
History of railways in Poynton

New - Audio files of conversations with men who worked in the collieries at Poynton

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