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Boghall No.4 pit

Location 55.887332, -3.585503 show in map.
Shale-field Cousland and Seafield shale-field
Dates opened and closed Perhaps abandoned c.1871, certainly by 1896
Owner Perhaps Uphall Mineral Oil Company Ltd, Uphall Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Vertical shaft
Seams worked Fells Shale
Oil works served Probably Boghall (Starlaw) Shale Oil Works
Current status of site Rough ground with ash and rubble within agricultural land


This shaft is marked "to Fells Shale" on various mining plans, but is not otherwise identified. This might have been Boghall No. 4 Pit which the mine abandonment register records as working the Fells Shale, and being abandoned in 1871.

See "Early mines and pits in the Boghall area" for further background.


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

Underground Workings

Likely to be continuous with the workings of Boghall No. 1 Pit .

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