Barony A Frame

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Barony A Frame

The Barony A Frame is a preserved headgear in East Ayrshire, Scotland, located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of Auchinleck. It was built in 1954 as part of the modernisation of the Barony Colliery, which had been opened in 1907.[1]

The colliery closed in 1989, and in 1990 the winding engine houses, generating station and water-treatment works, as well as the A frame, were given listed building status, as category B listed structures.[2][3]

It is the last remaining example of its type in Britain, and was restored in 2007 by the Barony A Frame Trust. Over £1 million was spent refurbishing the structure, including funding from Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The A-frame was reopened by Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay in January 2008.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Barony A-Frame". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hosie, Louise (22 January 2008). "Charles opens £1m monument at colliery". The Herald (Scotland). Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Barony Colliery: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 55°28′06″N 4°19′56″W / 55.4683°N 4.3323°W / 55.4683; -4.3323