MHG45160 - Inverbrora


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Full Description

See also NC80SE 44 and 62, and NC90SW 4.

Shaft (Disused) [NAT]
OS 6-inch map, 1964.
See also:
NC90SW0029 - Salt Pans (Old)
NC90SW0052 - Salt Pans (New)
NC90SW0004 - Coal Shaft & Salt Pans
NC80SE0078 - No 1 Colliery, Fascally
NC80SE0013 - Ross No 2 Colliery, Fascally
NC80SE0111 - Colliery Tramway, Fascally
NC80SE0110 - Clay Pits
NC80SE0052 - Brora Brickworks
NC80SE0109 - Colliery Monument
J Aitken : 4/2/2004
The Brora Colliery Tramway - The Railway Magazine, Jan 1960
by Iain D. O. Frew
See Assoc. Doc. File for NC80SE0111

Brora Coal Tramway from NC 89510 03760 to NC 90899 03900.

The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 149-152) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004
The shaft location is marked by a prominent grass-covered mound form which the tramway embankment steadily rises. This was reported to have been lined with ashler blocks similar to those in the colliery shafts, but it was filled in during the late 1980's. The site visit yielded only a few coal fragmnets in the soil forming the mound at the shaft head.
Information supplied by J Aitken, Clyne Heritage Society, 01/00.
See assoc. docs. File.

A late 18th or early 19th-century coal shaft. An embankment leading eastwards carried rails which connected eventually with the harbour, but the rails were removed and the embankment largely eroded away by the river.
Brora Coal Workings 1952.

A coal pit, now disused, which was worked by a shaft about 1844, but the coal obtained being of inferior quality it was not paying working expenses and was discontinued the following year.
Name Book, Sutherland 1872.

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Grid reference Centred NC 8951 0376 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC80SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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