Limestone Brae, coal workings
21 Apr 2022
HER Info (unless otherwise noted)
A belt or strip of coal workings is visible as earthworks on lidar imagery. They comprise adjacent and overlapping finger-like scoops cut into a shallow hillslope. The linear arrangement of these scoops results from following a coal seam along the contour, and each usually has a spoil heap at the open end. They can be traced for a distance of about 350m.
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