Scottish shale Scottish shale

Hermand (lands)

Parish:
West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian

Including Binniehill

Annotation on 1870's plan

Land owned by Maitland Esq. - Minerals let to Thomas and James Thornton

Archive Records

Leasee Owner Start date End date Full record
Young's PL&MO Co. Ltd. R. Thornton's trustees 1916 1947 213942, 1 of 6
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    • 143459 - Minute of Agreement to be annexed to Lease between Robert Thornton & Others and Young’s Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company Limited (1922); [...] - Minute of Agreement to be annexed to Lease between Robert Thornton & Others and Young’s Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company Limited 22nd July 1922; Minute of Agreement between the Proprietors of Hermand and Birniehill and Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company Limited. Dated 26th, 28th, 29th and 31st December 1938.; Lease between the Trustees of Mrs. Mary Thornton or Stevens and Others and Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company Limited, of shale under the lands of Hermand and Birniehill . Dated 19th November 1955. Map attached showing area, scale 1" to 100'. Also correspondence concerning said leases.
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