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Cuthill No.24 coal mine

Location 55.853810, -3.613911, show in map
Shale-field Breich shale-field
Dates opened and closed Abandoned 1882 or 1887
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined shaft at an angle of 1 in 2.5
Seams worked Hurlet Coal
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Bing remains as rough ground within an area of grazing


No. 24 Mine (presumably known as Cuthill No. 24) exploited a small reserve of Hurlet Coal.


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

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