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Birkhill Fireclay Mine

Fire Clay Mine (19-20th Century)

Site Name Birkhill Fireclay Mine

Classification Fire Clay Mine (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Birkhill Station, Mine; Avon Gorge; Upper Kinneil

Canmore ID 47866

Site Number NS97NE 83

NGR NS 9650 7896

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Bo'ness And Carriden
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS97NE 83 964 789

For adjacent Birkhill Station (on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Rly), see NS97NE 159.00.

Preserved 1990; approached from Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. Buildings at NS 9630 7901 and 9649 7895; tramway between.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM) 17 July 1990.

Extensive pillar and stall workings on the bank of the river Avon, abandoned 1981. There are three mines: mine no.1 is on the E bank of the river with two entrances. mine no.2 lies on thre top pf the river bank amongst the clay processing buildings and mine no.3 lies on the W bank of the river.

Grampian Speleological Group (2008)

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Reference (2008)

Extensive pillar and stall workings on the bank of the river Avon, abandoned 1981. There are three mines: mine no.1 is on the E bank of the river with two entrances. mine no.2 lies on thre top pf the river bank amongst the clay processing buildings and mine no.3 lies on the W bank of the river.

Grampian Speleological Group 2008

Field Visit (2011)

A survey was carried out on the Birkhill Fireclay Mine Processing Buildings by RCAHMS, the forerunner of HES (Survey and Recording). A photographic and drawn surey were undertaken in 2011.

Information from HES (Survey and Recording, Architecture and Industry), M McDonald, June 2016.

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