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Dalmellington, Beoch Mines

Colliery(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dalmellington, Beoch Mines

Classification Colliery(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Auldnaw; Benbain; Clawfin; Dalmellington, Waterside Ironworks Complex

Canmore ID 43492

Site Number NS50NW 5

NGR NS 52 09

NGR Description NS 52 09 to 50 08

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Dalmellington
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS50NW 5.00 52 09 to 50 08

NS50NW 5.01 5105 0917 Beoch No. 4 Coal Mine

NS50NW 5.01 5099 0918 Beoch No. 3 Coal Mine

For Dalmellington, Waterside Ironworks (NS 442 083) and related monuments, see NS40NW 15.00.

NS 52 09 to 50 08. Benbain and Clawfin mines may fall within this group.

D L Smith 1967.


Field Walking (July 2007 - July 2008)

CFA produced an annex for the Environmental Statement considering the likely effects of the South West Scotland Project (the SWS Project) on cultural heritage assets.

Reconnaissance field survey, comprising non-intrusive walkover surveys, was conducted within the narrow corridor study areas for each connection comprising the SWS Project. The survey work was undertaken between July 2007 and July 2008.

Areas of dense commercial forestry and active opencast coal mining were not surveyed in detail due to access difficulties and restrictions, and the baseline conditions of features identified within these areas during the desk-based studies were not established. Any uncertainty as a consequence of this has been acknowledged in the assessments.

Identified sites were recorded on pro-forma monument recording forms, including a sketch plan where applicable, and by digital photography, and were located using GPS readings. These archive materials will be offered to bodies holding the relevant Sites and Monuments Records.

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