Shewalton 5, 6, 8 And 9 Colliery

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Alternative Names Drybridge; Irvine
Site Type COLLIERY
Canmore ID 130770
Site Number NS33NW 55
NGR NS 3459 3629
Council NORTH AYRSHIRE
Parish DUNDONALD (CUNNINGHAME)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CUNNINGHAME
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NS 3459 3629

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Archaeological Notes

NS33NW 55 centred 3459 3627

SHEWALTON colliery (5 and 6)
Location: Drybridge, by Irvine
Previous Owners: A Kenneth and Sons
Types of Coal: House
Sinking/Production Commenced: 1933
Year Closed: 1950
Year Abandoned: 1950
Average Workforce: 153
Peak Workforce: 205
Peak Year: 1949
Shaft/Mine Details: surface mines
Details in 1948: Output 165 tons per day, 40,250 tons per annum, longwall working. 116 employees. Surface haulage to Montgomeryfield screening plant and washer (NS33NW 256). No baths, canteen or medical facilities. Electricity all from public supply. Report dated 08-08-1948.
M K Oglethorpe 2006.

SHEWALTON colliery (8 and 9)
Location: Drybridge, by Irvine
Previous Owners: A Kenneth and Sons
Types of Coal: House
Sinking/Production Commenced: no data
Year Closed: 1948
Year Abandoned: 1948
Average Workforce: 50
Peak Workforce: 50
Peak Year: 1947
Shaft/Mine Details: surface mines
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): 92-93 Held at RCAHMS J.5.5.OGL

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