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P number: P000083
Old photograph number: C03589
Caption: Cowglen, near Thornliebank, 3 miles south-west of Glasgow. Renfrewshire.
Description: In the early part of summer of 1936, during levelling operations for the construction of roads a 31 inch coal was exposed. As some subsidences took place several pits were dug revealing old stoop and room workings. No records existed for workings at this site though the 'New Statistical Account of Scotland' does state 'coal is wrought in the parish at Cowglen in a great number of seams of various thickness' and the coal is worked 'by leaving about one-fourth part of the coal in pillars for supporting the superincumbent strata'. Shallow stoop and room workings in Main or Rough Coal, exposed during excavations at New Fever Hospital site. 22 labourers armed with picks, shovels and wheelbarrows at work on the site.
Date taken: 01/01/1937
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 255500
Y latitude/northing: 659500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 234.03 KB; 999 x 717 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 190 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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