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Mountcow

Ironstone Mine (19th Century)(Possible)

Site Name Mountcow

Classification Ironstone Mine (19th Century)(Possible)

Canmore ID 46741

Site Number NS86SW 6

NGR NS 825 643

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Shotts (Monklands)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Monklands
  • Former County Lanarkshire

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Note (13 May 1939)

NS86SW 6 825 643

Remains of old ironstone workings.

Information O G S Crawford, 13 May 1939.

Field Visit (7 September 1992)

NS86SW 6 825 643

The remains of what may have been an ironstone mine (CSW 4057) are situated in rough pasture to the W of Mountcow farmsteading, and comprise a large crow's foot bing with two smaller bings on the E, as depicted on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1981). A boggy hollow, which may mark the location of the pit-head, lies between the three bings, with a possible horse-engine platform on the N. The farm track runs along the line of a railway which had been dismantled by the 2nd edition. The mine is not depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Lanarkshire 1859, sheet viii) and appears to have gone out of use by the date of the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Lanarkshire, 1899, sheet viii). Two further bings (CSW 4056 and 4058) to the NW and W may have been associated with the mine and are also depicted on the 2nd edition map (ibid).

(CSW 4056-58)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 7 September 1992

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