Rothes Colliery, Glenrothes, Fife

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RIBApix ref no RIBA75589
Architect/DesignerRiss, Egon (1901-1964)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: Scotland
CityGlenrothes
Subject Date1958
Image Date1958
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBM/IND/15/A (Galwey ER/19)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Rothes was an experimental colliery for which Glenrothes, Scotland's second New Town, was created in 1948 to provide housing for the coal miners and their families. The pit closed in 1961 because of unstemmable flooding problems and a decline in coal requirements nationwide.

Subject tags

concrete, new towns, colliery buildings