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Auchlochan Colliery, Shaft No. 6 And 7

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Auchlochan Colliery, Shaft No. 6 And 7

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 78731

Site Number NS83SW 17

NGR NS 8090 3499

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Lesmahagow
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS83SW 17 8090 3499

See also NS83NW 35.00 and NS83NW 35.01 for location of above ground remains of Auchlochan coal shafts nos. 2, 9 and 10.

RCAHMS (MMD) 13 July 1998.

(Location cited as NS 8102 3523) AUCHLOCHAN 6 and 7 Colliery.

Location: Coalburn

Previous Owners: Wm Dixon Limited

Types of Coal: Manufacturing and Steam, and fireclay

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1894

Year Closed: 1968

Average Workforce: 534

Peak Workforce: 687

Peak Year: 1952

Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, No. 6 being 91m, and No. 7 88m deep. (Auchlochan 7 at NS 8090 3399)

Details in 1948: Output 600 tons per day, 138,500 tons per annum, stoop and room and longwall working. 457 employees. 4 screens for dry coal (2 at No. 6 and 2 at No. 9), Jig washer (Campbell, Binnie and Reid). Baths, canteen. Steam and electricity, none from public supply. Report dated 12-08-1948.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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