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Standhill No.2 pit

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
1850's ?
Current status of site:
Site redeveloped as housing

Limestone pit in the lands of Standhill

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


    BATHGATE. Pit Accident.—On Monday morning, a man named William Paterson, residing in Engine Street, Bathgate, while working at the bottom of No. 2 Pit, StandhilL belonging to James Russel & Son, had one of his shoulders dislocated, and one of his legs severely crushed by being struck by a cage in its descent to the bottom of the shaft. The accident occurred through some mistake in signaling.

    Stirling Observer, 20th August 1863


    LIMESTONE MINERS (a Dozen) Wanted Standhill Pit, near Bathgate. Wages good. Apply to the Manager, Boghead Colliery near near Bathgate.

    Haddingtonshire Courier, 4th February 1876


    ACCIDENT. On Monday last, an accident occurred which proved in one instance fatal Alex Haston, miner, Durhamtown, and his son, George Haston, had been working in No. 2 Limestone Pit, Standhill, and a large quantity of rock and rubbish suddenly fell from the roof, almost burying the unfortunate man. Their cries brought some of the other miners to their assistance, who succeeded in extricating them both, and had them brought to the surface. They were taken home and thereafter attended by Dr Longmuir, when it was found the arms and ribs were fractured. The young man succumbed to his injuries Wednesday morning last, and the father is in a precarious condition.

    Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser, 20th July 1878


    IMPORTANT SALE COLLIERY PLANT. - SHIRLAW & SON are instructed by Messrs James Russell & Son by Public Roup. at STANDHILL PIT, within a mile south of Bathgate Station, Friday the 3lst day of October, 1879, at 1.30 prompt, 4 HIGH PRESSURE ENGINES, of various sizes; Cornish and other Boilers Pumps and Pipes of various sizes. Cast Iron Plates, and Pit Rails. Flat Hemp Ropes, Chains, Pit Cages. Hutch Steelyard and other Colliery Plant - also Smiths Anvil. Bellows, Vice, and other Smithy Tools. P.S. Catalogues are preparing, and may be got on application to the Auctioneers. Wishaw, 17th October, 1879.

    Glasgow Herald, 29th October 1879