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Burngrange No. 1 & 2 Pit

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Dates opened and closed Opened c.1936, abandoned 1958. Previously the site of Burngrange No. 39
Owner x
Type of working x
Seams worked Dunnet shale
Oil works served x
Current status of site In use as a scrap, some mine buildings remain




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Rich New Seam Opened up in West Calder; Work for 250 men. Sinking operations at a new shale shaft at Burngrange, West Calder, which were begun some nine months ago, have now been successful in reaching the Dunnet seam at a depth of 75 fathoms. The reaching of the new shale supply, which will, it is stated, mean employment of about 250 men in a few month's time, gave rise to general rejoicing in the district, and a Union Jack hoisted over the shaft marked the satisfactory stage in the operations....The development of the newly-found seam will be pushed forward with all possible speed. The shale will be conveyed by a recently laid railway to the Addiewell Oil works, where a new electric power station is being erected. The Scotsman, 21st October 1935.

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