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Breich No. 3 Pit

Location 55.863339, -3.585035 (No. 3), show in map
Alternative names Hermand Oil Works No. 3
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1886?, abandoned 1887
Owner Hermand Oil Company Ltd (Old), Hermand Oil Company Ltd (New)
Type of working Vertical shaft (No. 3), Inclined adit (No. 1)
Seams worked Broxburn Shale (No. 3), Fells Shale (No. 1)
Oil works served Breich Oil Works
Current status of site Caravan storage compound, woodland and derelict land


A short-lived pit exploiting Broxburn shale close to the site of Breich Oil Works.


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

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