Shewalton (3 And 4), Colliery

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Site Type COLLIERY
Canmore ID 130768
Site Number NS33NW 54
NGR NS 3378 3675
Council NORTH AYRSHIRE
Parish DUNDONALD (CUNNINGHAME)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CUNNINGHAME
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NS 3378 3675

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Archaeological Notes

NS33NW 54 centred 3378 3675

SHEWALTON colliery (3 and 4)
Location: Drybridge, by Irvine
Previous Owners: A Kenneth and Sons
Types of Coal: House
Sinking/Production Commenced: 1924
Year Closed: 1955
Year Abandoned: 1955
Average Workforce: 179
Peak Workforce: 266
Peak Year: 1947
Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, both 132m deep
Details in 1948: Output 225 tons per day, 56,250 tons per annum, longwall working. 276 employees. Surface haulage to Montgomeryfield screening plant, washer also at Montgomeryfield (NS33NW 256). No baths, canteen or medical facilities. Steam, electricity all from public supply. Report dated 08-08-1948.
M K Oglethorpe 2006.

 
Books and References

Oglethorpe, M K (2006) Scottish Collieries an inventory of the Scottish coal industry in the nationalised era, Edinburgh
Page(s): 92 Held at RCAHMS J.5.5.OGL

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