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"A vein of Silver is understood to lie in the southern district of the parish
upon Lord Hopetoun's Lands. It was once wrought and lost sight of and after
several attempts to hit upon it were unsuccessful it has long been given up". -- New Stat. Acct [Statistical Account] of Linlithgowshire page 179.

"In the Southern extremity of the parish is a silver said in former times to have
been a considerable source of wealth to the Haddington family who were once proprietors
of it. Silver taken from it was also coined here during the residence of the royal
family and some of the groat pieces are still in the repositors of the curious. The
place used for smelting the metal lies to the westward of the town and from the
use to which it was applied Still bears the name of the Silver Mill. That mine
with the track adjoining it belongs now to the Earl of Hopetoun. Search has been
repeatedly made but the contents must be either exhausted or the right vein
not struck". -- Old Stat. Acct, [Statistical Account] vol [volume]14 page 561-2

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For further information, see pages 37 and 39.

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