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Leadhills

This Monument Dedicated to Mine Manager James Stirling

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The Curfew Bell was erected by the Scots Mining Company in 1770 to commemorate mine manager James Stirling in the year of his death.

The bell was an integral part of the mining industry in Leadhills, it was rung to inform the miners of shift changes and to summon the children to school It also warned of accidents in the mines or when people were lost on the hills. Today the bell is used only to ring in the New Year.

James Stirling was a renowned mathematician with a shrewd business sense who joined the Scots Mining Company in 1735. He transformed it from the verge of bankruptcy to one the most profitable enterprises in the country.

While manager at the company he cut the miners hours underground to six daily and vastly improved their working and living conditions. He also encouraged them to build strong stone cottages and to keep gardens. It was during his time here that the Miner's Library was founded, the oldest subscription library in the British Isles.

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Kirkconnel Polveoch


Kirkconnel Polveoch

Kelloholme
Mine Head Wheel, Polveach Terrace, Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway

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Kelloholme
Mine A Frame, Auchengour Allotments, Kelloholm, Kirkconnel

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Kirkconnel Miners Hall

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Kirkconnel Miners Hall
Main Street,  Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway

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