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Bilston


Midlothian

A former Midlothian mining village lying on the A 701 road a mile (1.5 km) southwest of Loanhead. Opposite lay the Bilston Glen Colliery, one of the deepest mines in Europe which had an extensive network of underground roadways extending to the former Monktonhall Colliery 5 miles (8 km) to the northeast. Bilston Glen closed in 1989 having flooded during the miner's strike and the site has subsequently been redeveloped as a business park.

The massive A-listed Bilston Glen Viaduct lies to the east.


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