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Tillicoultry Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tillicoultry Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Tillicoultry 1 And 2

Canmore ID 130824

Site Number NS99NW 77

NGR NS 9293 9645

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Clackmannan
  • Parish Tillicoultry (Clackmannanshire)
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Clackmannan
  • Former County Clackmannanshire

Archaeology Notes

NS99NW 77.00 9293 9645

TILLICOULTRY Colliery (1 and 2)

Location: Tillicoultry

Previous Owners: Alloa Coal Company

Types of Coal: House, Steam and Gas

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1876 (1) 1947 (2)

Year Closed: 1957

Year Abandoned: 1959

Average Workforce: 170

Peak Workforce: 346

Peak Year: 1950

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 surface mines

Details in 1948: Output 220 tons per day, 55,000 tons per annum. 98 employees. Baum-type washer. Baths (1938, for 70 men), canteen. AC electricity from Devon Colliery (National Coal Board NCB) [NS89NE 40.01]. Report dated 25-08-1948.

Other Details: Well known for high productivity, often twice the national man-shift average. Famous for the first underground live TV broadcast from a coal mine on 25 November 1952.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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