Argyll Colliery

Location type

Mine


Names and dates

Argyll Colliery (1881-1929)
Argyll Colliery (1950-1967)

Served by the Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway.

Served by the Glasgow Iron and Steel Company Limited.


Description

The original colliery, owned by J and TL Galloway, closed around 1929 but a new colliery was sunk by the Glasgow Iron and Steel Company alongside in 1946, opened by 1950. Pithead baths opened in 1953. The new colliery used road transport as the railway closed in 1931.

The colliery and area was originally served by a canal from 1794 to 1856. It was later served by railway, opened from Kilkivan Pit to Campbeltown in 1887. It was extended west to Argyll Colliery in 1881 on closure of Kilkivan.

This line later became the Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway, opened to passengers in 1906 with extensions to stations at either end and halts along the route.

08/09/2018

Tags

Mine

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map