Scottish shale Scottish shale

Blackhill (lands)

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian

1870's plan shows land owned by Smith, minerals not let

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    Annotation on 1870's plan

    Land owned by Smith. - Minerals not let

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    Newspaper References

    To LET, the minerals on the ESTATE of BLACKHILL, County of Edinburgh, consisting of Coal, Limestone and Two Good Freestone Quarries. One of the Quarries has been lowered and found to be of good quality and 54ft thick. The Woodmuir Branch of the Caledonian Railway runs through the property, from which there are connection to Edinburgh, Glasgow & c. Apply to GLAUD SMITH, Esq. Blackhill, by West Calder, by West-Calder Blackhill 9th March 1871

    The Scotsman 14th March 1871


    ADDIEWELL - NEW PIT SHAFT—The Woodmuir Coal Coy., are sinking two shafts at the verge of Longford Moss, near to the Woodmuir branch of the Caledonian Railway, as it is understood there is an abundance of coal under the peaty surface. The new pit will give an impetus, at least, a help to our local trade.

    Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser, 18th January 1896