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LIST OF MINES in

Great Britain and the Isle of Man, 1945

COAL MINING HISTORY RESOURCE CENTRE


SCOTLAND DIVISION

MIDLOTHIAN (Edinburgh), PERTH, RENFREW, STIRLING, SUTHERLAND, WEST LOTHIAN

 

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MIDLOTHIAN (Edinburgh)

List of Mines 1945

Owner
Name of Mine
Situation
Manager
Under-manager
Below
Above

Arniston Co Ltd., Gorebridge, Midlothian

Arniston

Gorebridge

Peter Milligan

Emily Pit John Penman

Gore Pit Wm. Wilson

688
277

Cornton Co Ltd., Cornton Colliery, Penicuik, Midlothian

Cornton

Penicuik

Andrew Bowman

16
6

Edinburgh Collieries Co Ltd., Wallyford, Musselburgh, Midlothian

Carberry

Inveresk

Wm. Chambers

J Dawson

362
133
ditto

Wallyford

Musselburgh

ditto

Pumping only for Carberry

16

Fordel Mains (Midlothian) Colliery Co Ltd., Dalkeith, Midlothian

Edgehead

Dalkeith

John Craig

33
9

Gilmerton Colliery Co Ltd., Gilmerton Colliery, Gilmerton, Midlothian

Gilmerton

Gilmerton

Alex. K Gordon

T Vandepeear

161
54

Glasgow Iron & Steel Co Ltd., 29 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow

Harwood

West Calder

Jas. Crawford

Coal operations not started

Glenboig Union Fireclay Co Ltd., Glenboig, Lanarkshire

Levenseat No.3

Levenseat

Firclay

17
3

Lothian Coal Co Ltd., Newtongrange, Midlothian

Easthouses

Dalkeith

Wm. Duncan

Lingerwood

402

53
ditto

Lady Victoria

Newtongrange

Alex. Farquhar

TH Allan

817
115
ditto

Lingerwood

ditto

348
77
ditto

Newbattle (surface)

ditto

707
ditto

Polton

Bonnyrigg

D Haldane jnr.

Pumping station

13
ditto

Whitehill

Rosewell

ditto

W Darling

269
181

AG Moore & Co Ltd., 142 St. Vincent St., Glasgow

Dalkeith Nos. 1, 2 & 3

Dalkeith

James Allan

Wm. McCall

42
60
ditto

ditto Nos. 4, 5 & 6

ditto
ditto

Wm. Ross

234
37
ditto

ditto Nos. 8, 9 & 10

ditto
ditto

20
2

Niddrie & Benhar Coal Co Ltd., Niddrie, Portobello, Midlothian

Newcraighall

Portobello

D Spence

Peter Moffat

492
151
ditto

Woolmet

ditto

Daniel Wilson

Wm. Hughes

578
200

Ormiston Coal Co Ltd., Ormiston, East Lothian

Oxenford No.2

Cranstoun

Wm. Braznall

David Campbell

112
32

Shotts Iron Co Ltd., 1 Castle St., Edinburgh

Loanhead (Burghlee)

Loanhead

T Scrimgeour

R Brown

441
147
ditto

ditto (Ramsay)

ditto

D Gemmell

184
107
ditto

Roslin

Roslin

HP Cameron

TE Laing

547
140

United Collieries Ltd., 109 Hope St., Glasgow

Loganlea (Common ventilation with Woodmuir)

West Calder

Thos. Allan

Wm. McLean

445
164
ditto

Woodmuir

ditto

Hugh Crawford

Thos. Blyth

155
48

Youngs Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co Ltd., 53 Bothwell St., Glasgow

Baads No.42

ditto

John Sherlaw

Thos. Smith

234
74
ditto

Burngrange Nos. 1 & 2 (fireclay)

ditto

JB McArthur

A Russell

171
41
ditto

Fraser (fireclay)

ditto

John Sherlaw

Thos. McVicar

69
17
ditto

Polbeth No.26 (fireclay)

ditto

JB McArthur

Thos. Preston

59
26

PERTH

List of Mines 1945

Owner
Name of Mine
Situation
Manager
Under-manager
Below

Above

Alloa Coal Co Ltd., Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Dollar

Dollar

John Hunter

15
5

RENFREW

List of Mines 1945

Owner
Name of Mine
Situation
Manager
Under-manager
Below

Above

Associated Clay Industries Ltd. (R Brown & Son Ltd., Branch), Ferguslie Works, Paisley, Renfreshire

Furguslie-Elderslie (fireclay)

Paisley

5

STIRLING

List of Mines 1945

Owner
Name of Mine
Situation
Manager
Under-manager
Below

Above

Robt. Addie and Sons Collieries Ltd., 36 Robertson St., Glasgow

Herbertshire

Denny

Wm. S Johnston

John Ross

316
84

J Anderson & Co Ltd., Grenhill Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

Greenhill No.2

Greenhill, Bonnybridge

Discontinued 3/43

ditto

ditto No.3

(fireclay)

ditto

4
2

Bairds & Scottish Steel Ltd., 168 West George St., Glasgow

Drumbreck

Twechar

JW Williamson

Jas. McKay

437
150

Banknock Collieries Ltd., 157 West George St., Glasgow

Banknock No.3

Mid Banknock

25
4

Beattie & Bell, Tullibardine, Limerigg, Slamannan, Stirlingshire

Jawcraig

Slamannan

Coal operations not started

Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd., Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire

Drum

(maily fireclay)

Bonnybridge

John Wilson

40
16

James Broadley, Easter Jaw Mine, Slamannan, Stirlingshire

Easter Jaw

Slamannan

4
1

Brownieside Coal Co Ltd., West Cameron Collieries, Greengairs, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Blackston

Avonbridge

Wm. Swan

8
3

Callender Coal Co Ltd., West End Chambers, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Auchengean

Falkirk

James Grierson

Robt. Heeps

23
11
ditto

Policy

ditto
ditto

Robt McBeath

135
43

Campbell and Co., Roughcastle, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Roughcastle No.2

ditto

Alex. Scobbie

9
2

Carron Co., Carron, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Bannockburn

Cowie

Robt. Hoggan

Alex. Tait

368
160
ditto

Carronhall

Falkirk

D McGuigan

Abandoned 11/45

190
46
ditto

Pirnhall

Bannockburn

James McDonald

David Frew

108
22

Claybank Minerals Ltd., 30 Glasgow Rd., Denny, stirlingshire

Livingstone

Banknock

15
4
ditto

Stanley

ditto

2
3

Jas. Dougall & Sons Ltd., Bonnyside Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire

Bonnyside (mainly fireclay)

Bonnybridge

Jas. Frew

53
34

James Dryside 52 Watson St., Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Ellrigg

Calfornia

16
3

R Forrester and Co Ltd., 78 St. Vincent St., Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Balmore

Torrance

Jas. Reid

111
24

Genboig Union Fireclay Co Ltd., Glenboig, Lanarkshire

Dykehead

Bonnybridge

Alex. Wallace

2
2
ditto

ditto No.2

ditto
ditto

9
10

Greencraig Coal Co Ltd., Greencraig Colliery, Avonbridge, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Greencraig

Avonbridge

Richd. Grant

39
12

Hill Farm Coal Co Ltd., Hill Farm Colliery, Avonbridge, Stirlingshire

Hill Farm

ditto

Coal & ironstone

16
4

Alex. Horne, Gladston Terrace, Limerick, Slalmannan, Stirlingshire

Holehousemuir

Limerigg

11
4

John Hunter & Sons., West Limerigg House, Slalmannan, Stirlingshire

Gateside No.1

Avonbridge

Jas. Montgomery

47
14
ditto

ditto No.2

ditto
ditto

48
14

Peter & Mark Hurll Ltd., Glenboig, Lanarkshire

Birkhill No.3

Avonbridge

Abandoned 2/45

John Hynd 94 Carron View, Maddiston, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Drumbrodier

Avonbridge

Abandoned 2/45

JM McCraig & Sons, Lime Rd., Camelon, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Lime Road

Camelon

Sinking

2

Maddiston Coal Co Ltd., 54 Wallace St., Stirling

Maddiston

Maddiston

Richard Irving

20
2

Namor-Powis Coal Co Ltd., 149 West George St., Glasgow

Manor-Powis

Nr, Causewayhead

Wm. Moody

Robt. Walls

317
156

Jas. Nimmo and Co Ltd., 21 Bothwell St., Glasgow

Redding No.22

Polmont

Wm. Hunter

John Frew

213
82

Penman Bros. 8 Braeside, Shieldhill, by Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Wester Shieldhill

Wester Shieldhill

Discontinued 1/43

Plean Colliery Co Ltd., 113 St. Vincent St., Glasgow

East Plean Nos. 4 & 5

Bannockburn

Robt. Laurie

John Hynds

320

154

R Pringle & Co Ltd.,Blackbrase Colliery. Shieldhill. by Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Blackbraes Nos. 6 & 7

Muiravonside

Wm. Pringle

4
1

Rumford Coal Co Ltd., Thatchrigg Collier, Avonbridge, Stirlingshire

Thatchrigg

Avonbridge

Wm. Bowes

18
3

Archd. Russell Ltd., 115 Wellinton St., Glasgow

Polmaise Nos. 1 & 2

Stirling

Jas. Lawwrie

James McKinlay

478
194
ditto

ditto Nos. 3 & 4

ditto

RC Kay

Thos. Russell

470
176

John G Stein & Co Ltd., Castlecary, by Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire

Castlecary

Castlecary

John Dalgleish

51
8
ditto

Manuel

Muiravonside

Chas. Palmer

Fireclay

40
8
ditto

Milnquarter (mainly fireclay)

Bonnybridge

GG Hogg

40
15

Wm. Walker & Sons, 23 Elswick Drive, Caldercruix, Aidrie, Lanarkshire

Wester Burnhead No.2

Avonbridge

16
2

A Whyte, Parkffor Cottage, Mosscastle Rd., Slamannan, Stirlingshire

Okersdyke No.2

Slamannan

3
1
ditto

ditto No.3

ditto

4
1

SUTHERLAND

List of Mines 1945

Owner
Name of Mine
Situation
Manager
Under-manager
Below

Above

TM Hunter Ltd., Colliery Brick & Tile Works, Brora, Sutherland

Brora

Brora

11
5

WEST LOTHIAN

List of Mines 1945

Owner
Name of Mine
Situation
Manager
Under-manager
Below

Above

A Allan & Sons., Allandale, Newhouse, Motherwell, Lanarkshire

Muckraw

Westfield

David Todd

13
4

Bairds & Scottish Steel Ltd., 168 West George St., Glasgow

Carriden

Bo'ness

Jas. Galbraith

Chas. Ireland

184
81
ditto

Hopetoun

Bathgate

W Scott

Balbardie, J. Tennant

Easton D. Cameron

391
152
ditto

Riddochhill

ditto

John Lechie

High Clark

326
110

Barr & Thornton Ltd., 68 Gordon St., Glasgow

Fauldhouse No.1

Fauldhouse

Jas. McComb

And. Kerr

286
88
ditto

East Benhar No.2

ditto
ditto

WT Fisher

55
22

Broxburn Oil Co Ltd., 53 Bothwell St., Glasgow

Roman Camp No.6 (oil shale)

Uphall

Jas. Henderson

Geo. Smellie

101
33
ditto

ditto No.7

ditto
ditto

Thos. Heatlie

81
21

H.M Cadell., Col., O.B.E., Grange Estate Office, Bo'ness, West Lothian

Bridgeness No.6

Bo'ness

Thos. Sneddon

37
18

Coltness Iron Co Ltd., 36 Robertson St., Glasgow

Woodend

Armadale

DJ Naismith

Wm. Lyall

213
88

Wm. Dixon Ltd., 1 Dixon St., Glasgow

Polkemmet

Whitburn

Thomas Blair

No.1 Pit John Renton

No.2 Pit Alick Scott

588
233

R Forrester & Co Ltd., 78 Vincent St., Glasgow

Whitrigg

Blackburn, Bathgate

A McAlpine

D Anderson

636
257
ditto

ditto No.6

(discontinued 5/44)

ditto
ditto

PJ Weir

3

T Greer & Sons, 99 Main St., Holytown, Lanarkshire

Heads

Whitburn

H Anderson

26
8
ditto

Murrygate

ditto
ditto

3
1

Hilderston Glebe Coal Co Ltd., Hilderston Colliery, Bathgate, West Lothian

Hilderston

Bathgate

25
4

Kinneil Cannel & Coking Coal Co Ltd., 113 St. Vincent St., Glasgow

Kinniel

Bo'ness

J Harrison

Joseph Wallace

419
180

David McMillan, Dumback Mine, Whitburn, Bathgate, West Lothian

Dumback No.2

Whitburn

24
4

Robt. Muir and Co (1930) Ltd., Barbauchlaw Works, Armadale, West Lothian

Barbauchlaw

Armadale

Jas. Pryde

63
13

Oakbank Oil Co Ltd., 53 Bothwell St., Glasgow

Duddingston Nos. 3 & 4

(oil shale)

Dalmeny

Robt. Keddie

James Henderson

114
28
ditto

No.1 Tottlywells (oil shale)

Duddingston

ditto

John Gibb

91
21
ditto

Philpstoun No.1 (oil shale)

Philpstoun

ditto

Jas. Burns

146

36
ditto

ditto No.6 (oil shale)

ditto
ditto

Wm. Pryde

81
24
ditto

Westwood (oil shale)

West Calder

Jas. Preston

Thomas Brown

254
57

United Collieries Ltd., 109 Hope St., Glasgow

Armadale No.15 (ventialtion in common with Blackrigg)

Armadlae

John Watson

3
3
ditto

Blackrigg Nos. 1 & 3

West Craigs

N Robertson

GA Campbell

186
56
ditto

Foulshields (ventilation in common with Loganlea and Woodmuir mines)

Stoneyburn

Thos. Linton

Jas. Glidden

332
91
ditto

Greenrigg

Fauldhouse

JC Thomson

JA Thomson

366
120
ditto

Northrigg

Bathgate

John Watson

20
7
ditto

Southrigg Nos. 3 & 4

Whitburn

Pumping

3
6
ditto

Torbanehill (fireclay)

ditto

John Watson

30
4

Whitburn Coal Co Ltd., 142 West Nile St., Glasgow

Dumback No.1

ditto

34
3

Whitrigg Fireclay Co Ltd., Whitburn, West Lothian

Whitrigg No.8 (fireclay)

Blackburn, Bathgate

A. McAlpine

8
6

Youngs Praffin Light and Mineral Oil Co Ltd., 53 Bothwell St., Glasgow

Hopetoun No.5 Glendevon (oil shale)

Winchburgh

D Caldwell

H Hogg

24
7
ditto

ditto No.6 (oil shale)

ditto
ditto

Jas Brown

76
40
ditto

ditto No.35 (oil shale)

ditto
ditto

John Sneddon

122
31