Stockbriggs House in 1905

The row of cottages and the Steading

When James. W. Alston Esq., a Glasgow merchant acquired Stockbriggs estate in the late 19th century, he had a substantial mansion-house built on the estate (first image).

Later in the latter part of the 20th century under different ownership, the building fell into disuse and over the years it became dangerous. In 1997, it was demolished.

The second image shows the properties now erected near where the house was - a row of cottages and Stockbriggs Steading. The latter was formerly stables around a courtyard but was converted into a dwelling house. The work on this conversion started in 2016.


The Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn was established in 2004.

Meetings are held normally on the FIRST and THIRD Wednesdays each month; from SEPTEMBER until APRIL, 7.30pm - 9pm, in Coalburn Bowling Club, next to the Coalburn Miners Welfare's One Stop Shop.

There is an invited guest speaker at each meeting and non-members are welcome to attend.

One Stop Shop, Coalburn

Coalburn's One Stop Shop

The Society runs the Heritage Centre in the One Stop Shop which contains an archive of photographs, documents and artifacts relating to Coalburn's social history and mining heritage. The majority of these were collected by the late Jim Hamilton.

ChairmanPeter McLeish
Vice-ChairmanGilbert Dobbie
SecretaryGeoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)
TreasurerMarion McBain
Membership Secretary Betty Nicol

Cover of Spring 2021 Newsletter


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Alex McMurdo

Alex McMurdo

  1. 5th Nov 2020. Since Alex McMurdo´s article was finalised, the Society has learned that Alex sadly passed away in hospital following a heart attack. More details of Alex's life can be found in Newsletter 58.