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Baads No.23 coal pit

Location 55.832527, -3.596827, show in map
Shale-field West Calder district
Dates opened and closed Opened early 1880's? closed pre-1893
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Vertical shaft
Seams worked Hurlet Coal?
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Agricultural land with no surviving trace of surface features


Small-scale and short-lived workings in the Hurlet Coal. Much greater scale workings were later established nearby at Baads No. 42 mine.


Ordnance Survey maps reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

Underground Workings

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