Shewalton 5, 6, 8 And 9 Colliery

Colliery

Site Name Shewalton 5, 6, 8 And 9 Colliery

Classification Colliery

Alternative Name(s) Drybridge; Irvine

Canmore ID 130770

Site Number NS33NW 55

NGR NS 3459 3629

NGR Description Centred NS 3459 3629

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 55 centred 3459 3627

SHEWALTON colliery (5 and 6)

Location: Drybridge, by Irvine

Previous Owners: A Kenneth and Sons

Types of Coal: House

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1933

Year Closed: 1950

Year Abandoned: 1950

Average Workforce: 153

Peak Workforce: 205

Peak Year: 1949

Shaft/Mine Details: surface mines

Details in 1948: Output 165 tons per day, 40,250 tons per annum, longwall working. 116 employees. Surface haulage to Montgomeryfield screening plant and washer (NS33NW 256). No baths, canteen or medical facilities. Electricity all from public supply. Report dated 08-08-1948.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

SHEWALTON colliery (8 and 9)

Location: Drybridge, by Irvine

Previous Owners: A Kenneth and Sons

Types of Coal: House

Sinking/Production Commenced: no data

Year Closed: 1948

Year Abandoned: 1948

Average Workforce: 50

Peak Workforce: 50

Peak Year: 1947

Shaft/Mine Details: surface mines

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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