The Coal Authority holds coal mining data in a national database. This provides information on past and present coal mining.
The Interactive Map Viewer and the Web Mapping Services are provided free of charge.
More information about accessing coal mining abandonment plans, photographs, licensing information, property deeds and documents.
Coal Authority interactive map viewer
The Coal Authority interactive map viewer allows you to view selected coal mining information in your browser graphically.
Reasons to use this information include:
finding out if a property is affected by coal mining
checking if your site is in a high risk area
checking for coal and mine entries on or near the surface
To check a particular location either enter a post code or use your mouse to zoom in to view the surrounding area.
Turning on selected data layers will let you see various coal mining data on top of the map. Clicking on any data points or areas will provide some further detailed information.
Terms and conditions of use are provided on the splash screen on the interactive map viewer. These were amended in March 2018
Please be aware that this data represents a snap shot in time from the national coal mining database which is regularly updated with new information. Date of last data extract: 11 April 2018
Web Mapping Services
To analyse coal mining data against your own data you will need to use geographic information systems (GIS) software.
The datasets available are all raster images without details of individual features, see available Coal Authority data if you have more specific needs.
Enter the address of the dataset you want into your Web Mapping Service client (tip: right click and copy shortcut).
Open Government Licence v3
The Coal Authority has made data sets available for use by third parties under the Open Government Licence v3:
Coal Authority Managed Tips
Coal Authority Mine Water Treatment Schemes
Please contact us by email at [email protected] if you're interested in licensing these data sets.
Available Coal Authority data
If you need full vector data, including feature details, then contact us at [email protected] to discuss your requirements. Pricing is worked out on an individual basis depending on the amount and type of data that is required.
Technical details of the available data, such as formats and coordinate systems, can be found in the coal mining data metadata documents.