Scottish shale Scottish shale

Handaxwood unidentified pit 7

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
pre 1855
pre 1855
Current status of site:
Obliterated by subsequent quarrying activities

Pit in the lands of Handaxwood to Curdly Ironstone at 11 fathoms, and the Castlecary Limestone at 18 fathoms. Also two further pits a little to the south, one 10 fathoms deep to the Curdly Ironstone. All were shown on the 1855 OS map.

  • Location of pit, and boundary of the lands of Handaxwood