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Woodmuir - early pits (north)

Pits within the lands of Woodmuir to various seams of coal.

A cluster of shallow pits to the south east of Woodmuir farm, across an area in which the China Coal and the Balbardie Coal outcropped at the surface. Little is known of their history. Two pits, here designated Woodmuir - early pits (north) 3 and Woodmuir - early pits (north) 8, are marked as shafts on the 1855 OS maps. These and all other of these pits are shown as earthworks or abandoned shafts on the 1895 OS map.

For overview of mining in the area, see Woodmuir

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