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Muirhall No.19 coal pit

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Hurlet Coal
Current status of site:
Rough grazing
Regional overview:


Vertical shaft, 230 ft. deep

Serving Addiewell Chemical Works

A mine to a small reserve of Hurlet coal, also exploited from Muirhall No. 16 Mine.

Shale-field: West Calder shale-field.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1895, showing waste heap and site of old shaft.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 816, showing workings in the Hurlet coal from Muirhall No. 16 and No. 19, abandoned in 1877.