Riggonhead Colliery

Location type

Mine


Name and dates

Riggonhead Colliery

Served by the North British Railway.


Description

This colliery was on the south side of the North British Railway east of Prestonpans and south of Seton House. Access was controlled by Riggonhead signal box which opened in 1906.

Seton Siding was on the north side of the line, accessed from the east.

The box closed in 1924, burned down.

The site was used for large scale mining later, it became the Blindwells Opencast.

Riggonhead itself, and old fort, was to the south. It was removed by the mining activity.

02/06/2019

Tags

Colliery

External links

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