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Addiewell No.18 coal mine

Location 55.849048, -3.589460, show in map
Shale-field West Calder area
Dates opened and closed Last worked 1874
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Houston Coal
Oil works served Supplied coal for Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Grassed open space created following the landscaping of Addiewell south bing


A coal mine exploiting a small reserve of Houston Coal lying to the east of Addiewell Chemical Works.


Ordnance Survey maps reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

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