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General view from NE showing furnace bank and engine house

SC 645933

Description General view from NE showing furnace bank and engine house

Date 1965

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 645933

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Muirkirk Iron Works, East Ayrshire The seams of ironstone and coal outcropping at Muirkirk attracted a partnership of central Scotland men to establish the Muirkirk Iron Company in 1786 to build an iron works there. It was taken over in 1856 by the Eglinton Iron Co, who re-equipped it, and kept it up to date until 1921, when it closed. This shows the furnace bank and blowing engine house from the north-east. The blowing engine house was built by the Eglinton Iron Co to house a vertical blowing engine to supply blast air to the range of furnaces ranged along the furnace bank from which they were loaded. The works was not demolished until the 1930s. When it was, the furnace bank and this engine house were retained. They passed to the National Coal Board in 1947. In 1968, the Board, concerned by proposals to schedule the remains as an ancient monument, demolished them without warning. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/65/5/30

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/645933

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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