Scottish shale Scottish shale

Benthead unidentified pit 1

Whitburn, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
pre 1843
pre 1895
Current status of site:
Landscaped bing remains as oublic open space.

An ironstone pit in the lands of Benthead, to the Crofthead or Colinburn Coal at 20 fathoms and the Crofthead Slatyband at 30 fathoms.

The shaft is marked on an 1843 mine plan, and the pit is shown as operational on the 1852 OS map, and served by a siding from the Wilsontown, Coltness, and Morningside Railway

  • Location of pit, and boundary of the lands of Crofthead (lesser)