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Loganlea (lands)

Alternative names:
West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian

Originally known as Muirhousedykes, The landowner in 1855 was Reverend James Logan. Coal was being worked in the lands prior to 1850, and continued to be mined until the closure of Loganlea colliery in 1958

Boundaries of the lands of Muirhousedykes, and location of pits within it
Lessee Owner Start of lease End of lease Full record
Young's PL&MO Co. Ltd (coal) Col. Logan per United Collieries 1937 1956 213942, 1 of 6


UPSET PRICE GREATLY REDUCED. To be SOLD by Public Roup, within Stevenson's Salerooms on Wednesday 1st April next at Two o'clock afternoon, if not previously disposed of by Private Bargain, THE COAL, LIME, and IRONSTONE, in those Parts and Portions of the LANDS of MUIRHOUSEDYKES and NETHERLONGFORD called DRUMABEN , BADLIETH, and COMMONTY of WOODMUIR, which belonged to the late Mr John Weir, tenant in Dresselrig; lying in the parish of West-Calder and shire of Edinburgh. The Coal is at present wrought to a small extent, but the rest of the Mineral Field has not been explored and of this engineers must satisfy themselves. Immediate entry may be had, and the premises may be viewed by applying to the overseer at tho coal work. The titles will be exhibited by Messrs Rutherford and Herries, W,S. , 17 Nelson Street, Edinburgh, who will inform as to farther particulars..

The Scotsman, 21st March 1846

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