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Darngavil By Airidrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
« on: Tuesday 23 January 24 20:57 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I can't seem to find any maps or images of the Colliery Rows in Darngavil. My Grandma was born there, at either "no. 7" or "no.10 Darngavil". I have also see names such as "High Darngavil" and "Brick Row Darngavil" - and it would be nice to see them on a map.

My Grandma's Dad worked at "no. 15 Pit, High Dangravil" which I would also like to know where that was in relation to the houses/rows.

If anyone can help, I would be very grateful. I've tried to look myself but can't seem to find any maps of Darngavil.

Many thanks,
James

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Re: Darngavil By Airidrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 January 24 10:47 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

Seems to be difficult to pin down doesn't it!  Try this site and see if it helps at all:-

http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/d226.htm

You could try contacting Scotlands People to see if they can help, link to their contact page:-

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/contact-us

You could also try contacting the National Library of Scotland:-

https://maps.nls.uk/contact.html
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Re: Darngavil By Airidrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 January 24 11:44 GMT (UK) »
GR2 beat me to it!

Here's a side-by-side view of Darngavil and High Darngavil on an old OS map; Darngavil Road is labelled on the satellite view:

http://tinyurl.com/mv86pvn9

The actual mine is to the NE of the settlement.

And here are links to two large scale maps from ~1910. Unfortunately the Darngavil area is split. On the western map you can see the settlement called Darngavil:

http://tinyurl.com/ms82x7xe

On the eastern map you can see the colliery itself including pit 14 (no sign of 15) and High Darngavil. Pit 10 is to the north east.

http://tinyurl.com/yu2c2j4h
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Re: Darngavil By Airidrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 January 24 11:48 GMT (UK) »
There are lots of newspaper articles for Dalgarvin around that time: if you reveal the name of your ancestors it might be possible to find a mention.
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Re: Darngavil By Airidrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 25 January 24 11:57 GMT (UK) »
Cheers!
I've try to look my self but when I look Darngavil is in such an awkward spot its off the map.
Thank you, I assume the black rectangle' are the rows.
I don't know where No.15 pit is... In fact I only know of the Pit from a newspaper report of my great Granda, in fact it is the only newspaper about him I've been able to find...
This was Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - Saturday 7th April 1928

His name was John Kelly, he died in Sep 1928, 5 mouths after the newspaper... His daughter died in the May, a month after the paper.

I dont know if the link works, I tried to attach screenshot but it wouldn't let me.
https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0002391/19280407/142/0006?browse=False

Many thanks,
James

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Re: Darngavil By Airidrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat from me too, James  :)

This is a fantastic resource for Scottish mining www.scottishmining.co.uk

Use the 'Search' option on the home page to search for Darngavil.

For example, this is one page with details www.scottishmining.co.uk/280.html

You have on that page numerous references, included in the section Darngavil Coal Co Ltd:

Darngavil Rows
12 one-apartment houses Rental 4 4s 2d

    One storey, brick built - erected about 37 years ago - no damp-proof course - walls solid
    built - plastered on brick - wood floors, unventilated
    Internal surfaces of walls and ceilings in fair condition
    No overcrowding - apartments good size
    Garden ground available but not cultivated - no wash-houses - no coal cellars
    Two open privy middens, about 40 feet in rear of houses
    Four outside sinks - drainage underground
    Gravitation water from standpipes on gable between two rows
    Scavenged daily at owners' expense

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Re: Darngavil By Airidrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 22:34 GMT (UK) »
This might be of interest to you www.lanarkshirefhs.org.uk/product-page/the-lost-villages

This is another good map to have a look at, from the Scottish Shale mining site www.scottishshale.co.uk/map/

It shows the coal mining sites at that time. Round Darngavil you can see numerous pin number locations. Can't see No.15 so far but likely is there.

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