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Clifton & Kersley Coal Company

Coal mining company that operated on the south side of the Irwell Valley on the Lancashire Coalfields.


Covered walkway usually set out in the form of a square.

Cluny Castle

Originally built in about 1604 as a Z-plan castle, replacing either a house or small peel tower. Sited in the parish of Cluny, it is south of Monymusk and north of Sauchen in Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland.

Coal mining terms

This is a partial glossary of common coal mining terms used in the United Kingdom. Some words were in use throughout the coalfields, some are historic and others are local to the different British coalfields.

Cock Lane ghost

Purported haunting that attracted mass public attention in 1762.


Mythical heraldic beast hatched from a rooster’s egg hatched by a toad, said to be able to kill with its stare.

Colonel John Gordon

Daubed as “The richest commoner in Scotland”, Colonel John Gordon owned estates on mainland Scotland and purchased several Scottish islands

Combermere Colliery

Combermere Colliery was sunk by the Tyldesley Coal Company on the Manchester Coalfield after 1867 in Shakerley, Tyldesley in Lancashire, England.

Combination Acts

Acts of Parliament passed by the Tory government of William Pitt the Younger in response to its fear of unrest or revolution among the working classes. They banned workers from combining to form trade unions and prevented them from striking, calling for shorter hours or increased pay.

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