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View from ESE showing part of SSE front of central row

SC 645934

Description View from ESE showing part of SSE front of central row

Date 1965

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 645934

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Miners' Rows, Kames, 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 one of the rows of housing built by the Eglinton Iron Co for workers in the iron works and associated pits. These were typical of many built by the company. These ones passed to the National Coal Board, and were latterly used to house miners in Kames Colliery, on the left in this view. These houses were considered substandard by the mid-1960s, and were demolished soon after this photograph was taken. Kames Colliery was closed in 1968, at the same time as the demolition of the last remains of the iron works. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/65/5/31

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/645934

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

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