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Lingerwood Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lingerwood Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Newbattle Colliery; Lingerwood No.1 (Dicksons Shaft); Lingerwood No.2 (Engine Pit)

Canmore ID 132499

Site Number NT36SW 43

NGR NT 3370 6350

NGR Description centred on mining activity site

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Newbattle
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT36SW 43 3370 6350

Re-numbered. Originally mis-numbered as NT36SW 147.

(Location cited as NT 3365 6354). LINGERWOOD Colliery

Location: Newtongrange

Previous Owners: Lothian Coal Company

Types of Coal: Steam and House

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1798 ('Old Engine Pit')

Year Closed: 1967

Year Abandoned: 1982

Average Workforce: 727

Peak Workforce: 770

Peak Year: 1951

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, and one surface mine. No. 1 (Dickson's Shaft) 253m deep, 5.2m diameter and brick-lined, with electric winder, upcast for Lady Victoria. No. 2 (Engine Pit) downcast, 266m deep, rectangular shaft, with steam winder.

Details in 1948: Output 1,000 tons per day, 250,000 tons per annum. 603 employees. Coal washed and screened at Lady Victoria Colliery (NT36SW 22). First-aid room. Canteen at Lady Victoria. Electricity supplied from SE Scotland Electricity Board. Report dated 15-07-1948.

Other Details: Pneumatically-operated traversers and tipplers installed at surface for mine-car circuit in 1955. Re-organised in 1961. Baths for 798 men also served Lady Victoria. When Heriot Watt University's mining school was closed, its rescue station was first moved to Lingerwood, and eventually to its current location at Crossgates in Fife.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

Architecture Notes

Lingerwood House, for National Coal Board


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh alts

Attic 2, Bin 22, Bag 2 Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson 1947


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