Scottish shale Scottish shale

Cowdenhill No.1 Pit

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Current status of site:
Waste ground with remains of bing and depression at the site of shaft.

Pit in the lands of Cowdenhill

This name applies to a coal pit on the property of Mr. Dennison of Glasgow, out of which is obtained Ironstone, and also common Coal, it is worked by a steam engine of 35 horse power; and the depth of shaft is 40 fathoms, it is rented by Buttry and Coy of the Monkland Iron Works.

OS Name Book c.1855, OS1/34/7/19

  • Location map