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Meta Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Meta Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Devon 3

Canmore ID 133239

Site Number NS89NE 82

NGR NS 8940 9577

NGR Description Centred NS 8940 9577

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Clackmannan
  • Parish Alloa
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Clackmannan
  • Former County Clackmannanshire

Archaeology Notes

NS89NE 82 centred 8940 9577

META Colliery (also known as DEVON 3)

Location: Sauchie, Alloa

Previous Owners: Alloa Coal Company

Types of Coal: House, dross (unwashed for briquettes)

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1946 (originally inaugurated on 4 July 1923)

Year Closed: 1959

Year Abandoned: 1959

Average Workforce: 187

Peak Workforce: 233

Peak Year: 1956

Shaft/Mine Details: 1 shaft 115m deep, and 1 surface mine (NS 8902 9587)

Details in 1948: Output 200 tons per day, 50,000 tons per annum. 94 employees. No washer; bath and canteen at Devon Colliery 450m away. Medical facilities. AC electricity all from Devon Colliery [NS89NE 40.01]. Record dated 25-08-1948.

Other Details: Brickworks established in the 1930s, closed in 1981. A fuel briquetting plant was added in 1943. Meta drift mine at NS 8724 9577 [NS89NE 83].

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

The national grid reference was changed from NS8938 9577 to NS8940 9577 as a result of further research (see M K Oglethorpe 2006).

Information from RCAHMS (MKO) 27 June 2006.


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