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Beoch No.4 Colliery

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Beoch No.4 Colliery

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Benbain No. 5 Mine

Canmore ID 80648

Site Number NS50NW 5.01

NGR NS 5105 0917

NGR Description Centred

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS50NW 5.01 5105 0917

(Location cited as NS 5112 0917). BEOCH 4 Colliery

Location: Dalmellington

Previous Owners: Bairds & Dalmellington Limited

Types of Coal: Coking, House, Manufacturing and Steam

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1937

Year Closed: 1968

Year Abandoned: 1968

Statistics: see Beoch 3

Shaft/Mine Details: surface mine

Details in 1948: Output 330 tons per day, 90,000 tons per annum. 169 employees. Screening at Pennyvenie (NS40NE 26)and washing at Dunaskin (NS40NW 22.01). No baths (available at Pennyvenie), and only pit snacks available. Electricity, but none from public supply. Report dated 07-08-1948.

M K Oglethorpe 2006.

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


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