Plean Colliery No 5

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Name and dates

Plean Colliery No 5 (1932-1962)

Served by the Plean Colliery Branch (Scottish Central Railway).


This shaft opened south east of [Plean Colliery No 4]] to work coal which had been reached underground from that site but which was become rather far from the pit head. It was connected by a surface tramway to no 4.

Closure was in 1962. Some surface buildings remain.


Mine Colliery

Chronology Dates

  /  /1932Plean Colliery Company
Plean Colliery No 5 opened to produce coking coal. Originally it had its own coke ovens and, later, under National Coal Board used the Dumbreck Coke Ovens, Kilsyth.