SPW035861 SCOTLAND (1931). Costness Cement Works & Coland, Harestonhill, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1931. An oblique aerial photograph facing south-east.

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Title [SPW035861] Costness Cement Works & Coland, Harestonhill, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1931. An oblique aerial photograph facing south-east.
Reference SPW035861
Date 1931
Link Canmore Collection item 1452051
Place name
Parish CAMBUSNETHAN
District MOTHERWELL
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 282385, 654988
Longitude / Latitude -3.8752026083072, 55.77391915962
National Grid Reference NS824550

Pins


Dylan Moore
Sunday 16th of November 2014 08:24:01 AM
redundant ropeway pylon. The ropeway is a throwback to the original plant, which made activated slag cement. The ropeway brought slag from the iron works and stored it in what became the clinker store.

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 04:20:34 PM
corner-pylon of clinker ropeway being demolished and replaced by belt conveyor

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 04:13:51 PM
They might have been paid only two bob an hour, but they could spell.

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 04:08:20 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 04:01:24 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 04:00:57 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 04:00:35 PM
new clinker conveyor being installed

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:59:26 PM
Coltness Iron Works

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:58:37 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:58:02 PM
finish mill building

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:57:33 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:56:26 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:55:54 PM
limestone intake

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:55:32 PM
raw meal hoppers

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:55:11 PM
slag drier building

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:54:16 PM
kiln 2 lean-to

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:53:38 PM
kiln 1 building

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:53:12 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:52:41 PM
clinker hoppers

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:51:19 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:49:31 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:49:01 PM

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:48:35 PM
conveyor for transferring slag to the finish mills for manufacture of Portland blastfurnace slag cement (PBFC)

Dylan Moore
Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:48:14 PM

User Comment Contributions

Coltness was one of three such plants begun just before WWI to make activated slag cement, as adjuncts to Scottish iron works. Because activated slag cement proved to be pretty useless, they were converted to a process whereby the slag, in combination with limestone, was burned in a rotary kiln to produce Portland cement. Between 1925 and 1960 they were the only cement plants in Scotland. With the nationalisation of the steel industry, all three were hived off from their parent companies, and continued as very small private ventures. They all ceased clinker-making operations when a "proper" cement plant was started at Dunbar in 1963. More information can be found by Googling Coltness, Wishaw and Gartsherrie.

Dylan Moore
Sunday 16th of November 2014 08:37:49 AM