Scottish shale Scottish shale

Baads No.17 mine

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Raeburn Shale
Abandoned 1873
Current status of site:
Prominent waste tip, combined with that from Baads No.15, set within agricultural land

Baads 17.jpg

An inclined shaft to the Dam (Raeburn) Shale.

Serving Addiewell Oil Works

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1895 shows the disused shaft partially buried by mine waste from a bing shared with the nearby Baads No. 15 Pit.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 56, showing workings in the Dam Shale from Baads No. 17, abandoned in 1873.