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Arniston Colliery, Emily Pit
- HER number: MEL5004
- Site Name: Arniston Colliery, Emily Pit
- Grid Reference: 333844 662063
- Civil Parish:
- Summary: Colliery, 1858-1962
- Description: NT36SW 42.00 3358 6198
Re-numbered - originally mis-numbered as NT36SW 146
See NT36SW 42.01 3391 6142 Arniston Colliery, Gore Pit Coal Mine
ARNISTON Colliery (EMILY Pit)
Previous Owners: Arniston Coal Company
Types of Coal: Gas, House and Steam
Sinking/Production Commenced: 1858
Year Closed: 1962
Average Workforce: 980
Peak Workforce: 990
Peak Year: 1951
Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, Emily 302m deep, sunk 1858, and Gore (NT36SW 42.01).
Details in 1948: Output 950 tons per day, 2 37,500 tons per annum. 964 employees. Norton washer [equipment for the wet cleaning of coal]. Baths, first-aid room, canteen. Electricity from SE Scotland Electricity Board. Report dated 15-07-1948.
Other Details: Emily dated originally from the 1860 s, and its timber-lined shaft was 293m deep, said to be the deepest in Scotland at the time. Arniston Coal Company was established in 1874. The two pits (Emily and Gore) were subsequently known as Arniston Colliery. At one stage, Emily had its own powe r station. A re-organsisation was planned for the pit in 1948.
M K Oglethorpe 2006.
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: Oglethorpe, M K. 2006. Scottish Collieries an inventory of the Scottish coal industry in the nationalised era, Edinburgh. 216-217.