Riggonhead Colliery

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Riggonhead Colliery

Served by the North British Railway.


This colliery was on the south side of the North British Railway east of Prestonpans and south of Seton House (as a result of which it was also known as Seton House Colliery). 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 Disposal Site.

Riggonhead itself, a small hill with an old fort, was to the south. It was removed by the mining activity.




Seton House Colliery

External links

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


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Drem to Edinburgh: Including Gullane, Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh and Fisherrow Branches (Scottish Main Lines)

Edinburgh St. Margaret's: The Story of the 'Other' Edinburgh Depot of the North British Railway 1845-1967

Exploring Disused Railways in East Scotland

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
North British Railway in Northumberland, The

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

South East Scotland (British Railways Past & Present)

The Castle and the Bear: A Brief History of the North British Railway

The North British Railway a History
The North British Railway, Volume 1, One,
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Vanished Railways of West Lothian