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Bannockburn Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bannockburn Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 132555

Site Number NS88NW 45

NGR NS 8395 8890

NGR Description Centred NS 8395 8890

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish St Ninians
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS88NW 45 centred 8395 8890

BANNOCKBURN Colliery

Location: Cowie

Previous Owners: Carron Company

Types of Coal: Coking, House and Steam (including navigation), later Upper Hirst

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1894

Year Closed: 1953

Year Abandoned: 1955

Average Workforce: 344

Peak Workforce: 563

Peak Year: 1947

Shaft/Mine Details: Two rectangular shafts each 293m deep (No. 1 NS 8396 8884, and No. 2 NS 8393 8885, concrete-lined). No. 3 Shaft (NS 8310 8879) added in 1902-3.

Details in 1948: Output 400 tons per day, 100,000 tons per annum. 415 employees. Baum box-type washer [equipment using water and compressed air in wet cleaning of coal]. Baths (1931), canteen and first-aid room. Electricity supplied from Pirnhall Mine (NS88NW 46). Report dated 18-08-1948.

Other Details: Drift mine opened in 1953 and successfully worked the Upper Hirst seam until 1964.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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