Scottish shale Scottish shale

Fauldhouse No.1 (Knowes) pit

Whitburn, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Current status of site:
Little surface trace remains; site redeveloped as Knowes Colliery Community Woodland
  • The 1948 List of Mines records Fauldhouse No.1 pit, National Coal Board, Central East Area, Manager J. McComb employing 15 underground and 21 on the surface; on a maintenance basis only


  • Location map and boundaries of the lands of Fauldhouse


    COLLIERY ENGINEER. — On Wednesday atternoon Mr Hugh Martin. Colliery engineer, Carluke while engaged at the erection of a new coal-washing plant at. Messrs Barr and Thornton's Fauldhouse Colliery met with a serious accident. Mr Martin tell from a height of 30 feet, and. coming in contact with a waggon. He sustained swore injuries to the head. He was removed, to his house in Carluke in an unconscious condition.

    Midlothian Advertiser, 28th May 1915