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Gateside Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Gateside Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Gateside 4 And 5

Canmore ID 130828

Site Number NS71SE 38

NGR NS 7663 1144

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkconnel
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NS71SE 38 7663 1144

GATESIDE 5 and 5

Location: Sanquhar

Previous Owners: J I McConnell Esq., Sanquhar & Kirkonnel Collieries Limited from 1903, William Baird from 1925, and Bairds & Dalmellington Limited from 1931

Types of Coal: Gas, Manufacturing and Steam

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1891

Year Closed: 1964

Average Workforce: 344

Peak Workforce: 410

Peak Year: 1952

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, 102m deep

Details in 1948: Output 240 tons per day, 60,819 per annum. Stoop and room working. 160 employees. 3 screens for dry coal. Jig (Dickson and Mann) washer. No baths. Canteen (snacks only). Steam and electrcity, none from public supply. Report dated 09-08-1948.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

The national grid reference was changed from NS7640 1153 to NS 7663 1144 as a result of further research (see M K Oglethorpe 2006).

Information from RCAHMS (MKO) 27 June 2006.


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