Scottish shale Scottish shale

Torbanehill No.19 pit

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian

Pit in the lands of Torbanehill. Seemingly one of a dozen or so small scale pits that were worked briefly during the 1880's to extract remaining pockets of Boghead Gas Coal, close to its outcrop.

  • The 1886 List of Mines records Torbanehill No.19 pit to the Torbanehill coal, owned by Robert. R. Horne, but noted as abandoned. A non-fiery pit naturally ventilated

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