Shewalton (3 And 4), Colliery

Colliery

Site Name Shewalton (3 And 4), Colliery

Classification Colliery

Canmore ID 130768

Site Number NS33NW 54

NGR NS 3378 3675

NGR Description Centred NS 3378 3675

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Dundonald (cunninghame)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS33NW 54 centred 3378 3675

SHEWALTON colliery (3 and 4)

Location: Drybridge, by Irvine

Previous Owners: A Kenneth and Sons

Types of Coal: House

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1924

Year Closed: 1955

Year Abandoned: 1955

Average Workforce: 179

Peak Workforce: 266

Peak Year: 1947

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, both 132m deep

Details in 1948: Output 225 tons per day, 56,250 tons per annum, longwall working. 276 employees. Surface haulage to Montgomeryfield screening plant, washer also at Montgomeryfield (NS33NW 256). No baths, canteen or medical facilities. Steam, electricity all from public supply. Report dated 08-08-1948.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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