Archive centreCarlisle
TitleConiston Copper Mining Company
DescriptionThe Coniston Copper Mining Company is probably one of the oldest in the North of England. Copper has been mined at Coniston for centuries. There was a break in production during the seventeenth century when the owner, Sir Daniel Fleming, was involved in the Civil War. After this work continued on a small scale until c.1820 when Messrs Taylor of London worked the mine. It expanded greatly employing several hundred men. About 1874 it became less prosperous as its depth made it more difficult to work and the price of copper fell. It was abandoned around 1890. The records are from different unknown sources and, therefore, there is little order and many gaps. They contain details of individual workers
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