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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 781381

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS67SW 56 6407 7005

WESTER AUCHENGEICH Colliery (also known as LUMLOCH Colliery)

Location: Bishopbriggs

Previous Owners: Nimmo & Dunlop

Types of Coal: Gas, House, Steam and Coking

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1928

Year Closed: 1968

Year Abandoned: 1968

Average Workforce: 601

Peak Workforce: 850

Peak Year: 1959

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, No. 3 315m (NS 6407 7005), and No. 4 314m deep (NS 6407 7004)

Details in 1948: Output 920 tons per day, 248,400 tons per annum. 612 employees. Simon Carves Baum-washer [mechanical equipment for the wet cleaning of coal as part of coal preparation]. Baths (1939, for 504 men), canteen, first-aid room. Electricity supply from Clyde Valley. Report dated 19-08-1948.

Other Details: Originally an ironstone pit. Connected to Auchengeich (NS67SE 28).

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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