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Garscube Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Garscube Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Gilshie

Canmore ID 132087

Site Number NS56NE 233

NGR NS 5720 6963

NGR Description Centred on Shaft No. 2

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56NE 233 centred 5720 6963

This mine was depicted on the 1:10560 scale Ordanance Survey map (Provisional Edition 1958).

Information from RCAHMS (MMD) 20 August 1998.

GARSCUBE Colliery [also known as GILSHIE]

Location: Maryhill, Glasgow

Previous Owners: Summerlee Iron Company until 1897. Re-opened in 1916 by Messrs. Dron & Company until 1921. Thereafter, the Garscube Coal Company Limited

Types of Coal: originally Ironstone, Steam, House and Manufacturing

Sinking/Production Commenced: c.1850

Year Closed: 1966

Year Abandoned: 1967

Average Workforce: 203

Peak Workforce: 311

Peak Year: 1963

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 earlier shafts, 27m (No. 2 NS 5720 6963, No. 3 NS 5724 6962), surface mine (NS 5727 6968). No. 1 (downcast) 1 in 4, 116m, brick and concrete reinforced circle girders, 10' x 8', direct rope haulage. No. 2 (upcast) same dimensions and construction as No. 1, but 110m and 1 in 3, balanced double-drum direct haulage.

Details in 1948: Output: nil. Under reconstruction in 1948, mine driving and development in progress. 110 employees. No washer [mechanical equipment for the wet cleaning of coal as apart of coal preparation prior to sale], no baths. Canteen, first-aid room. Electricity supplied by Glasgow Corporation. Report dated 19-08-1948.

MK Oglethorpe 2006.


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