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Greenrigg Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Greenrigg Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 132673

Site Number NS96SW 23

NGR NS 9205 6313

NGR Description centred on site mine buildings

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Whitburn
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS96SW 23 9205 6313


Location: Fauldhouse

Previous Owners: Loganlea Coal Company, United Collieries Limited from 1902

Types of Coal: Coking, Gas and House, and fireclay

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1905

Year Closed: 1960

Average Workforce: 558

Peak Workforce: 634

Peak Year: 1952

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, both 143m deep

Details in 1948: Output 600 tons per day, 142,000 tons per annum, longwall working. 559 employees. 3 plate tables [tables used to remove non-coal debris and sort coal by size], Baum-type washer (Norton) [equipment for wet cleaning coal]. Baths (1930), canteen (pieces), first-aid services. All electricity (AC and DC) from Central Power Station (National Coal Board (NCB)) at Westrigg. Report dated 28-07-1948.

Other Details: Pithead fire in 1925 destroyed all surface buildings. Clay supplied to Etna Brickworks in Armadale (.

[Please note that 'pieces' is a colloquialism for sandwiches].

M K Oglethorpe 2006.


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