Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Linlithgow's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines

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From the Tables compiled by J.B. Atkinson, H.M.Inspector for the East Scotland District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Linlithgow, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks (Seam of Coal worked, &c)
U/G
Sur.
Armadale
Armadale
Armadale Coal Co. Ltd., Armadale
Frederick Duncan
W. Hunter
112
29
Coal, M & S

Balbardie
Bathgate
Henry Walker and Cameron, Bathgate
Jas. R. Thorn

126
52
Coal, G, H, M & S

Benhar
West Benhar
Niddrie and Benhar Coal Co. Ltd., Whitburn
Donald Rowan
Andrew Ramsay



Standing
Braehead
Fauldhouse
Jno. Nimmo and Son, 12, St. Giles St., Edinburgh
Alex. Hill

17
2
Coal, H, M & S, Ironstone

Bridgeness
Bo'ness
Bridgeness Coal Co., Bo'ness
Wm. Lynn

193
39
Coal, H, M & S

Broxburn
Broxburn
Broxburn Oil Co. Ltd., Broxburn
Wm. Clark

463
49
Oil Shale

Champfleurie
Linlithgow
Linlithgow Oil Co. Ltd., Linlithgow
Jas. Beveridge
Z. Haggie
132
19
Oil Shale

Cousland
Blackburn
Pumpherston Oil Co. Ltd., Mid-Calder
William Ellis

93
6
Oil Shale

Couston
Armadale
James Wood Ltd., Bathville, Armadale
Rob. Wilson
John Craig
105
14
Coal, G. M & S

Crofthead
Crofthead
Peter Thornton, Fauldhouse
Joseph Dodds

176
27
Coal, H, M & S

Dalmeny
South Queensferry
Dalmeny Oil Co. Ltd., Dalmeny, Edinburgh
Wm. P. Prentice
John Russell
164
12
Oil Shale

Deans
Bathgate
PumpherstonOil Co. Ltd., Mid Calder
Jas. S. Caldwell

33
10
Oil Shale

Eastrigg
Westfield
Eastrigg Coal Co., Westfield, Linlithgow
Alex. T. Walker

53
12
Coal, H, M & S

Fallahill
Fauldhouse
Peter Thornton, Fauldhouse
Joseph Dodds

81
17
Coal, H, M & S

Fauldhouse
Fauldhouse
William Dixon Ltd., Calder, Coatbridge
R. Thomson
D. Muir
43
26
Coal, H, M & S, Ironstone

Forkneuk
Uphall
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd, Uphall
David Rankine
J. Readdie
93
13
Oil Shale

Foulshiels
Whitburn
Loganlea Coal Co. Ltd., West Calder
Jas. Wilson

64
20
Coal, M & S

Holmes
Uphall
Holmes Oil Co. Ltd, Uphall
Wm. McIntyre

126
15
Oil Shale

Hopetoun
Armadale
James Wood Ltd., Bathville, Armadale
Rob. Wilson
W. Parker
4
2
Coal, H, M & S, Ironstone
Abandoned
Hopetoun
Winchburgh
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., Uphall
David Rankine
P. Easton
220
44
Oil Shale

Kinneil
Bo'ness
Kinneil Cannel and Coking Coal Co. Ltd., Bo'ness
Robert Walker

310
96
Coal, C, G, H, M & S

Mosside
Bathgate
Gavin Paul and Sons, Bathgate
Robert Miller
Geo. Robertson
152
29
Coal, M & S

Muirhouse
Linlithgow
William Barrowman, Jane Terrace, Bo'ness
W. Barrowman



Coal, G, M & S, Ironstone
Standing
Newliston
Kirkliston
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., Kirkliston
Adam Spiers
C. Frame
197
41
Oil Shale

Ochiltree
Linlithgow
Linlithgow Oil Co. Ltd., Linlithgow
Jas. Beveridge
Thos. Gillies
168
23
Oil Shale

Philpstoun
Philpstoun
James Ross and Co., Linlithgow
A.H. Crichton
W. Gilchrist
164
19
Oil Shale

Polkemmet
Armadale
James Wood Ltd., Bathville, Armadale
Rob. Wilson
J. Barrowman
305
41
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay, Ironstone

Riddochhill
Blackburn
Gavin Paul and Sons, Bathgate
Robert Miller
R. Ballantyne
118
15
Coal, M & S

Roman Camp
Uphall
Broxburn Oil Co. Ltd., Broxburn
Jas. Constable

163
25
Oil Shale

Seafield
Blackburn
Pumpherston Oil Co. Ltd., Mid-Calder
William Ellis

140
22
Oil Shale

South Broadrigg
West Craigs
John Nimmo and Son, West Craigs
D. Livingston

99
20
Coal, H, M & S

Trees
Armadale
James Wood Ltd., Bathville, Armadale
R. Wilson
W. Parker
9
1
Coal, H, M & S, Fireclay, Ironstone
Abandoned
Westwood
West Calder
Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., West Calder




Oil Shale
Standing
Woodend
Armadale
Coltness Iron Co. Ltd., New-mains
D. Cranston

127
49
Coal, C, M & S

The initial letters attached to the word "Coal" in the column "Minerals Worked" indicate the kind of Coal produced, as C Coking Coal; G Gas Coal; H Household Coal; M Manufacturing Coal; S Steam Coal.

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