Scottish shale Scottish shale

Hartrigg or Harthill No.3

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian

Pit in the lands of Polkemmet. Location to be ascertained

The 1883 List of Mines records Harthill No.3, owned by the Shotts Iron Co. Ltd. manager Robert Jamieson, working the Black Band Ironstone and gas coal by the longwall method, employing 2 on the surface and 9 underground. The downcast shaft was 8' x 5' and 186 ft deep. It was a non-fiery mine ventilated by furnace. Stopped April 1883