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Muirhall No.16 coal mine

Location 55.842840, -3.598170, show in map
Shale-field West Calder shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1870, abandoned 1877
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Incline shaft
Seams worked Hurlet Coal
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Rough grazing, with traces of railway embankment still evident


A mine to a small reserve of Hurlet Coal, also exploited from Muirhall No. 19 Pit.

Shale was worked from Muirhall No.18, which was listed as abandoned on 21st July 1875. The precise location of this pit or mine is not known


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

Underground Workings


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