Scottish shale Scottish shale

Blackhill (lands)

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian

Within the area of the Central Scotland coalfield.

  • Location map

    Annotation on 1870's plan

    Land owned by Smith. - Minerals not let

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    Newspaper References

    To LET, the minerals on the ESTATE of BLACKHILL, County of Edinburgh, consisting of Coal, Limestone and Two Good Freestone Quarries. One of the Quarries has been lowered and found to be of good quality and 54ft thick. The Woodmuir Branch of the Caledonian Railway runs through the property, from which there are connection to Edinburgh, Glasgow & c. Apply to GLAUD SMITH, Esq. Blackhill, by West Calder, by West-Calder Blackhill 9th March 1871

    The Scotsman 14th March 1871