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View from SE showing part of SSE front of miners' row

SC 681084

Description View from SE showing part of SSE front of miners' row

Date 24/8/1966

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 681084

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Miners' Rows, Skares, East Ayrshire This was the last of the long brick miners' rows built by the Eglinton Iron Co to house miners in the ironstone and coal pits serving their Lugar Iron Works. The village of Skares was built in connection with Whitehill 1 and 2 Colliery, sunk in about 1893, and this row probably dated from around then. This shows the last house in the row to be occupied, with a pram outside. Note the cleanliness of this all-but abandoned row. The occupants of such rows traditionally took a pride in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in difficult conditions. The Eglinton Iron Co was noted for its use of very long rows to house its miners. The longest served the Common Pit on Aird's Moss, to the east of Lugar, and contained 99 dwellings. The houses at Skares were small, but well-built, hence their survival into the mid-1960s. However, they were demolished soon after this photograph was taken. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/66/30/12


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

> Item Level (SC 681084) View from SE showing part of SSE front of miners' row

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