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Brucefield Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Brucefield Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 130812

Site Number NS99SW 30

NGR NS 9282 9136

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Clackmannan
  • Parish Clackmannan
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Clackmannan
  • Former County Clackmannanshire

Archaeology Notes

NS99SW 30 9282 9136

The national grid reference was changed from NS9307 9128 to NS9282 9136 as a result of further research (see M K Oglethorpe 2006).

Information from RCAHMS (MKO) 27 June 2006.

BRUCEFIELD

Location: Kennet Village

Previous Owners: Fordell Mains Colliery Company

Types of Coal: House and Steam

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1905

Year Closed: 1961

Year Abandoned: 1962

Average Workforce: 216

Peak Workforce: 265

Peak Year: 1957

Shaft/Mine Details: surface mines, 411m long, dipping 1 in 5.2. No. 1 mine NS 9282 9136, and No. 2 mine NS 9278 9136. Older shafts: No. 1 NS 9301 9130, and No. 2 NS 9303 9129

Details in 1948: Output 300 tons per day, 75,000 tons per annum. 199 employees. Jig (bash tank) type washer. Canteen (non-cooked meals), no baths, first-aid room. All electricity AC, bought from Scottish Central Supply Company. Report dated 25-08-1948.

Other Details: Associated brickworks operated until the 1960s.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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