Priory Pit

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Blantyre History of Mining

Priory Pit

Priory PitWilliam Baird’s Priory Pit was opened in 1876, the Priory Pit (Bothwell Castle Nos. 3 & 4) also being owned by the Company and the rows (Priory Rows) were built about the same time.

There’s nothing much left of Blantyre’s mining heritage nowadays, but back in the middle of the 20th century it was a thriving industry.

Here are a few pictures from our archive from that period.

The children playing at Priory Row would be in their 70’s now. Did any members of your family work at the Priory?  Priory Rows
 Priory Pit The Priory Pit with easy access to the Caledonian Railway, Glasgow line.
The Gaffers inspect a wagon at the Priory Pit.  Inspection of wagon at Priory Pit
 Aerial View of Priory Pit An aerial view of the Priory Pit next to the railway line.



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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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