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Addiewell No. 2 & 3 Mines

Location 55.848150, -3.590637 (No. 2 mine) show in map 55.851504, -3.590836 (No. 3 mine) show in map
Shale-field West Calder shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1865, closed c.1865
Owner Youngs Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adits
Seams worked Grey shale
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Woodland and landscaped bing


Part of a complicated arrangement of early shale and coal mines and pits close to Addiewell Chemical Works. It appears that mines and pits may have been ordered in separate sequences. See also Addiewell No. 2, 5 & 6 Pits and Addiewell No. 4 Pit & No. 1 Mine.

These short-lived mines are the only recorded workings of the Grey shale.


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

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