Coal mining information and data

Details about the different types of coal mining information and data available from the Coal Authority, including how to access it.

No cost information

The Coal Authority holds coal mining data in a national database. This provides information on past and present coal mining.

The Coal Authority’s interactive map viewer allows you to view selected coal mining information in your web browser.

The Interactive Map Viewer and the Web Mapping Services are provided free of charge.

Historical data

The Coal Authority holds a large quantity of data, including historical information, relating to coal mining in Great Britain.

Data that you can use under a licence from the Coal Authority

Details of the different types of licensable data available.

Published 9 August 2023