Location 377
Location #377 - Excelsior Coal Mine
Map 6



Slaughteryard Hill


Location #377 - Excelsior Coal Mine North face of Slaughteryard Hill.

Still Standing


Some underground workings may still exist however the entrance has been closed off.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1883 - 1885 Edward & Thomas McNulty Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
3270 1883 Mine location Located on the northern side of Slaughteryard Hill, above Cairnmuir Road cattle stop (location #467) - west of the gravel road to the sewage oxidation pond.
3271 1883 General notes. It appears that around 1883 a new adit to work the 'Excelsior' mine was driven some distance above the original workings of location #498. This new 'Excelsior' mine was worked until the coal was pinched out by a fault.
3272 1885 General notes The 'Excelsior' mine (#377) was abandoned as being worked out and a new adit was driven further up the slope and to the west of this one. This new 'Excelsior' is location #179.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
775 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Northern Side of Slaughteryard Hill - above Cairnmuir Road View Image
790 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 'Excelsior' Coal Mine - location #377. View Image
792 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Northern side of Slaughteryard Hill, above Cairnmuir Road. View Image
793 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Excelsior Coal Mine - location #377 View Image
2392 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Location Plan View Image
2412 Paul Crump - Bannockburn as at 2002 'Excelsior' Coal Mines - Slaughteryard Hill (locations #179 & #377) View Image