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Muirkirk Ironworks View from W showing engine house

SC 602594

Description Muirkirk Ironworks View from W showing engine house

Date 3/10/1967

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 602594

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Muirkirk Iron Works, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire This works was founded in 1786 to make pig iron from the ore, coal and limestone from the upper valley of the River Ayr. It was developed to make malleable iron and iron castings. In 1857 it was taken over and modernised by the Eglinton Iron Co. It was again re-equipped in the late 19th century. This shows the remains of the works from the north-west. The building was the house for a vertical blowing engine of the Eglinton Iron Co period. Behind it is the furnace bank, in front of which the furnaces were ranged, and from the top of which they were charged. The iron works closed in 1921, during the miners' strike of that year, and did not reopen. The furnaces were dismantled in the 1930s, and the furnace bank and engine house were demolished in 1968. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H67/374/1B


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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