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Coal Mining Clackmannanshire

The Chamberlain Story

Coal mining began in Clackmannanshire about 1710, which explains why our family remained in Clackmannanshire for two hundred years. Our common ancestors, Alexander Mitchell and Agnes Michie were born in 1727 and 1729. Alexander married Agnes on September 1, 1741 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

Opencast Coal Mining - Clackmannanshire

coal markets which would have a short haulage distance, wherever it can be worked in an environmentally acceptable way. As such, while there is a substantial coal market at Longannet Power Station, or other locations nearby, there is a strong planning case for permitting opencast coal mining in Clackmannanshire where

Clackmannanshire – Scottish Mining Villages

Devonside, a village in Tillicoultry parish, 3/4 mile SSE of Tillicoultry town.It adjoins a brick and tile work, and is near a coal mine. Pop. (1881) 479, (1891) 687. Kennet, a collier village, with a public school, in Clackmannan parish, Clackmannanshire, 1 mile ESE of Clackmannan town, and 1 1/4 SSW of Kincardine station.

Coal Mining Risk Assessments - Clackmannanshire

The High Risk areas may contain coal mining legacy issues such as mine entries or shallow coal workings. Consequently, for certain types of application, the Coal Authority would require an assessment to take place of the potential risks to the proposed development and how these risks would be satisfactorily mitigated or managed, in the ...

Clackmannanshire - Scottish Mining Website

Devonside, a village in Tillicoultry parish, 3/4 mile SSE of Tillicoultry town.It adjoins a brick and tile work, and is near a coal mine. Pop. (1881) 479, (1891) 687. Kennet, a collier village, with a public school, in Clackmannan parish, Clackmannanshire, 1 mile ESE of Clackmannan town, and 1 1/4 SSW of Kincardine station. Kennet House, 1 mile SE of Clackmannan, is a handsome mansion of the ...

Sauchie, Coal Mines | Canmore

Three coal pits and a shaft are depicted, immediately W of Sauchie, on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Perth and Clackmannan 1866, sheet cxxxiii). All but one coal pit are annotated as 'old'. They are linked to each other, the Devon Valley railway and Devon Iron Works ( NS89NE 71) by an extensive series of tramways.

Dollar, Clackmannanshire - Wikipedia

Coal mining in the area began around the same time and, until 1973, supplied the Kincardine Power Station, and later, the Longannet Power Station with coal from the Upper Hirst seam. A tiny private non- NCB coal mine operated from the Harviestoun estate from the mid-1970s, partly filling the gap that the closed NCB left, whilst there was still ...

Alloa Coal Company - Wikipedia

The Alloa Coal Company was founded as a partnership in 1835 between William Mitchell, John Moubray, John Craich and David Ramsay.The partners obtained a lease to mine coal and ironstone on the lands of the Earl of Mar in Clackmannanshire.In the 1840s, Alloa coal was exported to Canada by the Ben Line in which Mitchell was a partner; the ships returned with Canadian timber.

Category:Coal mines in Clackmannanshire - Wikimedia Commons

Media in category "Coal mines in Clackmannanshire" The following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total. Opencast - geograph.org.uk - 319872.jpg 640 × 424; 42 KB

Clackmannan - 1897 - Northern Mine Research Society

Devon Colliery Accident – Clackmannan – 1897. DEVON. Clackmannan. 26th. March, 1897. The colliery was the property of Alloa Coal Company and was one of four collieries owned by the Company. Six lives were lost when there was a rupture of a door or valve in a dam and the men were drowned. Mr.

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Early Coal Mining in Scotland and Clackmannanshire: The earliest records of systematic coal working in Scotland come from the monastic records of the 12th and 13th Centuries. In 1291 Dunfermline Abbey was given the right to work coal on the lands of Pittencrief. 7 These early workings were located on the coast or on the sides

Local History - Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire, often called the Wee County, or more often, the Wee Coonty by locals, is the smallest county in Scotland - area, 30,477 acres (123 km²) and population 48,630 in 2005.Lying on the north bank of the River Forth, Clackmannanshire is bordered by Stirlingshire to the west, Perthshire and Kinross-Shire to the north and the Kingdom of Fife to the east.

Brief History Coal Mining Dollar Gordon Mack - Ochils

EARLY MINING/TRADE The earliest record of mining in Clackmannanshire came from the Church Legate Aeneas Silvus, who was later to become Pope Pius II, during the reign of James I six hundred years ago. On a visit to the area at the beginning of the 15th century he reported seeing 'poor people begging in rags at Church doors given pieces of black

Clackmannan - Scottish Mining Website

James Bain was general manager of the Alloa Coal Company, Limited. 1. The Alloa Coal Company, Limited, have four collieries in all in Clackmannanshire, viz., at Alloa, Sauchie, Devon, Tillicoultry, and Sheriffyards, and two in Stirlingshire, viz., at Bannockburn and Carnock. 2. The total number of workers employed is 2794 :-