Lady Victoria Colliery

Again, while returning home from a brick spotting visit to a demolition site off Morris Road, Newtongrange, I detoured along a short path from Newtongrange railway station to the Lady Victoria Mining Museum and found another two areas where illegal fly-tippers had left some rubble. One area was to the north side of the museum, next to an electricity sub-station, and the other along the A7 near the entrance to the business park.

Finds included the usual NIDDRIE, and an ETNA along with two different examples of NEWBATTLE bricks. The beige coloured bricks in the image below are THISTLE firebricks and would have been used in a kiln of some type, though these examples are rather too clean to have seen much use.

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