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  • Account book 1759-1762

Administrative / Biographical History

Gladsmuir Colliery was operating between 1759 and 1762  mining coal in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. The colliery was close to the village of Penston and employed 13 colliers. It produced about 3,400 loads of coal a month, amounting to 300 tons.


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Found in a skip in Woodlands Road, Glasgow

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Manual file level list available at the National Register of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1548)

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WS Harvey, , 6.2'A Glossary of the Coal of Gladsmuir',Scottish Industrial History Journal(Business Archives Council of Scotland, 1984) Mis-referenced in the text as UGD 11/1/1

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This material is original

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 25 April 2002


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