Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Ayrshire's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by J.M. Ronaldson, H.M.Inspector for the West Scotland District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Ayrshire, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks (Seam of Coal worked, &c)
U/G
Sur.
Ashieburn
Muirkirk
Wm. McKinley, Muirkirk




Coal
Discontinued
Auchenharvie
Stevenston
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co., Stevenston
John Marshall
John Murdoch
383
74
Coal, S, H & M, Fireclay

Auldhouseburn
Muirkirk
Cairntable Gas Coal Co., by Lanark
John Shaw

59
18
Coal, G & S

Ayr
Ayr
George Taylor and Co., Annbank, Ayr
Wm. Ramsay
Alex Martin, No. 9 Pit
Arch. Dunlop, No. 10 Pit
Alex. Park, No. 3 Pit, Sundrum
Thos. Wyper, No. 4 Pit, Sundrum
649
116
Coal, H & M, Fireclay

Ballochmyle
Auchinleck
Wm. Walker, Auchinleck
Robt. Whiteside

210
33
Coal, H, M & S

Bankhead
Galston
Wm. Baird and Co., Hurlford




Coal
Discontinued
Bank
New Cumnock
New Bank Coal Co., New Cumnock
Archd. Smellie
John Kilpatrick
140
47
Coal, G, H, M & S

Barcosh
Dalry
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co., Barkip, Dalry
Jas. Paul
Alex. Walker
75
17
Ironstone

Barr
Beith
R.D. Mackie and Smith, Beith
D.L. Smith

2
4
Coal, S & H, Fireclay

Bartonholm
Kilwinning
Wm. Baird and Co., Kilwinning
John T. Howat



Coal
Discontinued
Barglachan
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co., Lugar Iron Works, Cumnock
Wm. Gray
J. Biggans, No. 1 Pit
Geo. Weir, No. 2 Pit
125
17
Coal, H

Beoch
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
James Hill

9
1
Coal, M

Benbain
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
James Hill

6
1
Coal, H

Bellfield
Hurlford
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co., Hurlford
Robt. Banks
Alex. Banks
85
17
Coal, H & M

Blair
Dalry
Wm. Baird and Co., Dalry
Archd. Cunningham
Wm. Shaw, No. 2 Pit
Dan. Smellie, No. 7 Pit
Jas. Barr, No. 9 Pit
307
91
Coal, C, Ironstone

Bogside
Kilwinning
Wm. Baird and Co., Kilwinning
John T. Howat

65
12
Coal, H, M & S

Bourtreehill
Dreghorn
Bourtreehill Coal Co., Dreghorn
Arthur H. Mottram

194
29
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Bowhill
Patna
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
David Smith
Campell Stevenson, No. 1 Pit
175
25
Ironstone

Bonnyton
Kilmarnock
Gilmour, Anderson and Co., Kilmarnock
Wm. Hillhouse

53
9
Coal, M, Fireclay

Braehead
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co., Cumnock
Wm. Gray
R. McIntyre
80
10
Coal, S, Ironstone, Fireclay

Busbiehead
Kilmarnock
J. and R. Howie, Crosshouse
Alex. Goldie

45
5
Coal, H & S, Fireclay

Busbie
Kilmarnock
Busbie Coal Co. Ltd., Kilmarnock
Wm. Moffat
James Watson
143
27
Coal, H & M

Caldwell
Beith
Wm. Dixon Ltd., Beith
James Gillespie
Thos. Walsh
72
22
Ironstone

Caprington
Kilmarnock
W.C.S. Cunninghame, Kilmarnock
Hugh S. Dunn
R. Cunningham
64
12
Coal, H, M & S

Carbello
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co., Cumnock
James Smith
Jno. Weir
102
15
Ironstone

Carsehead
Dalry
Wm. Baird and Co., Dalry
Archd. Cunningham
David McKinlay
88
16
Ironstone

Cauldhame
Kilmarnock
A. Finnie and Son, Kilmarnock
Jno. Rorrison
Andrew Kyle
32
4
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Coalburn
Cumnock
Cumnock Pottery Co., Cumnock


6
2
Coal, M & H

Common
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co., Cumnock
Wm. Gray


James Smith
Richd. Hall, No. 12 Pit
Jno. Merry, No. 10 Pit
Ed. Shirkie, No. 11 Pit
Thos. McBlane, No. 16 Pit
W. M'Lelland, No. 6 Pit
J. Morton, No. 15 Pit
Jas. Lorrimer, No. 14 Pit
696
120
Coal, M & H, Ironstone, Fireclay

Corby Craigs
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
J. Haddow
Robt. Clement, No. 7 Pit
Adam M'Ghee, No. 4 Pit
105
19
Ironstone

Craigmark
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
James Hill
Robt. Orr
7
4
Coal, H

Dalquharran
Maybole
John Campbell Kennedy, Maybole
John Ross

94
22
Coal, H, S & M, Fireclay

Dockra
Barrmill
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Barkip, Dalry
Jas. Paul



Ironstone
Sinking
Doura
Irvine
Robert Armour, Irvine
Robt. Wotherspoon

11
2
Coal, M, Fireclay

Drongan Castle
Drongan
Wm. Black and Sons Ltd., Drongan, Ayr
John Keirs

99
19
Coal, H

Drumgrange, No. 9
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
John Haddow
John Ferguson
49
8
Ironstone

Drumgrange, No. 10
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
Wm. Smith

55
7
Coal

Drumsmudden
Coylton
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
W. Howat
James Dick
60
13
Coal, H

Drummuir
Dreghorn
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co., Kilmarnock
Chas. McIntyre
James Orr
87
8
Coal, M & H, Ironstone

Duchray
Coylton
Alexander George Moore and Co., Drongan, Ayr
A.G. Moore
Jas. Allan
48
10
Coal

Dunaskin
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
David Smith
Wm. Glover
17
4
Fireclay

East Muirhouse
Dalry
John Wilson, dalry




Coal, M
Discontinued
Eglinton
Kilwinning
Wm. Baird and Co., Kilwinning
John T. Howat

105
16
Coal, G, H, M & S

Eglinton
Kilwinning
A. Kenneth and Sons, Kilwinning
Wm. Roger

11
3
Coal, M, Fireclay

Fairlie
Kilmarnock
W.C.S. Cuninghame, Kilmarnock
Hugh S. Dunn
R. Sampson
Jas. Ross
90
15
Coal, M & S

Fergushill
Kilwinning
Archd. Finnie and Son, Kilwinning
Wm. Rodger
John Barr
389
40
Coal, S

Garrochhill
Coylton
Alexander George Moore and Co., Drongan, Ayr
A.G. Moore
Jas. Allan
40
11
Coal, M & H

Galston
Galston
M'Pherson and Littlejohn, Galston
Gilbert M'Pherson

62
12
Coal, H & S

Gauchalland
Galston
Gauchalland Coal Co., Galston
John Morton

332
68
Coal, H, M & S

Giffen
Dalry
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co., Glengarnock
Jas. Paul

29
9
Coal, M & S

Gilmilnscroft
Auchinleck
Gauchalland Coal Co., Auchinleck
Wm. Hastie
Dugald Gibb
220
46
Coal, H, M & S

Glengarnock
Kilbirnie
Flengarnock Iron and Steel Co., Glengarnock
Jas. Paul
James Nelson
135
21
Ironstone

Glenbuck
Muirkirk
Cairntable Gas Coal Co., by Lanark
Jno. Anderson

344
56
Coal, G & S

Glengyron
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co., Cumnock
Hunter Bowie
Jno. Wyllie
94
12
Coal, M, Fireclay

Goatfoot
Galston
Brand and Co., Galston
Thos. Gardiner
Peter Morrison
65
16
Coal, H & S

Grange
Kilmarnock
A. Yates and Co., Kilmarnock
Jas. Simpson

36
7
Coal, H & M

Grasshill
Muirkirk
Wm. Baird and Co., Muirkirk
Wm. McCulloch
Andrew Tait, No. 1 Pit
Wm. Hastie, No. 2 Pit
107
20
Coal, M & S, Ironstone

Hayhills
Beith
R. and D. Mackie and Smith, Beith
D.L. Smith

10
4
Coal, H, M & S

Hayside
Kilmarnock
Busbie Coal Co., Crosshouse





Discontinued
Highouse
Auchinleck
Wm. Baird and Co., Cumnock
Jas. Smith
T.S. McCulloch
110
16
Coal

Hillhead
Kilmarnock
J. and M. Craig, Kilmarnock
Hugh Findlay
Alexander Petrie
66
21
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Hindsward
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co., Cumnock
Hunter Bowie
Wm. Thorburn
126
17
Coal, H

Holmes
Galston
Gauchalland Coal Co., Galston
John Morton

33
7
Coal, H, M & S

Hurlford
Hurlford
J. and R. Howie, Kilmarnock
Alex. Goldie
Wm. Houston
35
13
Coal, S & M, Fireclay

Jellieston
Patna
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
Wm. Smith
James Burges
111
12
Coal, M

Kaimes
Muirkirk
Wm. Baird and Co., Muirkirk
Wm. McCulloch
Wm. Nisbet
109
26
Coal, M & S, Fireclay

Kersland
Dalry
Oliphant and Wardlaw, Dalry
Robt. Wardlaw

5
2
Coal, H & S, Fireclay, Limestone

Kilgrammie
Maybole
David Robertson, Maybole
David Robertson

18
2
Coal, S, Fireclay

Knockterra
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co., Cumnock
Hunter Bowie
Saml. Scott
120
15
Coal, H

Ladyha'
Kilwinning
Wm. Baird and Co., Kilwinning
John T. Howat

105
10
Coal, G, M & S, Fireclay

Laight
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
Wm. Smith
Wm. Arnot
72
6
Ironstone

Lanemark
New Cumnock
Lanemark Coal Co., New Cumnock
James Gilchrist
Peter Murphy
474
167
Coal, G, H, M & S, Fireclay

Lightshaw
Muirkirk
Wm. Baird and Co., Muirkirk
Wm. McCulloch
Peter Connelly
Campbell Campbell, No. 4 Pit
154
26
Coal, H, M & S, Ironstone

Loudoun
Galston
Wm. Baird and Co., Hurlford
John Rodger
Jas. Richmond
83
12
Coal, H & M

Lylestone
Kilwinning
Lylestone Quarry Co. Ltd., Kilwinning


14
5
Coal, S, Oil Shale, Fireclay

Maxwood
Galston
Wm. Baird and Co., Hurlford
John Love
Thos. Paton
87
11
Coal, H & M, Fireclay

Misk
Kilwinning
Wm. Baird and Co., Kilwinning





Pumping
Montgomeriefield
Irvine
A. Kenneth and Sons, Dreghorn
W.H. Roger
Jno. Houston
111
10
Coal, H & M

Moorfield
Kilmarnock
J. and M. Craig, Kilmarnock
Hugh Findlay

47
11
Coal, M, H & S, Fireclay

Pathhead
New Cumnock
James Gray, New Cumnock
Jas. Gray
Alex. Muir
35
6
Coal, H, S & G, Oil Shale

Perceton
Irvine
J. & M. Craig, Kilmarnock
Hugh Reid

24
3
Coal, M, H & S, Fireclay

Pennyvenie
Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co., by Ayr
James Hill
Wm. Hill
141
31
Coal, M, S & C

Plann
Kilmarnock
Plann Fireclay Co., Crosshouse
Alex. Goldie
Wm. Smith
19
4
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay

Portland
Hurlford
Portland Colliery Co. Ltd., Kilmarnock
Daniel Gilmour
Andrew Johnstone
119
21
Coal, H & S, Fireclay

Portland
Hurlford
Wm. Baird and Co., Hurlford
John Love
James Barbour
Thos. Aitken
212
38
Coal, H & M

Polquhairn
Coylton
Polquhairn Coal Co. Lrd., Ochiltree
Robt. Barr
Wm. Davidson
33
11
Coal, H

Rankinston
Patna
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co., Ayr
Wm. Howat
Jno. Morrison, No. 1 Pit
Alex. McCloy, No. 2 Pit
Jno. Gray, No. 3 Pit
138
39
Coal, H, S & M, Ironstone

Redburn
Kilwinning
Wm. Baird and Co., Kilwinning
John T. Howat

121
19
Coal, H, S & M, Fireclay

Southhook
Dreghorn
Busbie Coal Co., Kilmarnock




Coal, M
Discontinued
Springhill
Kilmarnock
A. Finnie and Son, Kilmarnock
Jno. Rorrison
James Bowie
240
37
Coal, H & M, Fireclay

Springside
Irvine
A. Kenneth and Sons, Kilwinning
W.H. Roger
Samuel Stewart
169
23
Coal, H & M, Fireclay

Skerrington
Hurlford
J. and R. Howie, Hurlford
Alex. Goldie

68
13
Coal, H & M, Fireclay

Swindridge
Beith
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Barkip, Dalry




Coal, M & S
Discontinued
Sundrum
Coylton
Dalmellington Iron Co. Ltd., by Ayr
Wm. Howat
David Thom
117
14
Coal, M

Trabboch
Coylton
Wm. Black and Sons Ltd., 18, George Square, Glasgow
David Paterson
David Scott
81
21
Coal, H, M & S

Wellwood
Muirkirk
Wm. Baird and Co. Ltd., Muirkirk
Wm. McCulloch
Jno. Gilchrist
63
12
Coal, M & S, Ironstone

Whitehill
Cumnock
Wm. Baird and Co. Ltd., Lugar Ironworks, Cumnock
Jas. Smith
Alex. Simpson
29
13
Coal

Woodhill
Dreghorn
Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co. Ltd, Kilmaurs
Jno. Muir

211
29
Coal, M & H

Total
10324
1955

The initial letters attached to the word "Coal" in the column "Minerals Worked" indicate the kind of Coal produced, as C Coking Coal; G Gas Coal; H Household Coal; M Manufacturing Coal; S Steam Coal.

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