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Crossgreen No. 1 Mine

Location 55.935006, -3.511978 show in map
Shale-field Broxburn district
Dates opened and closed Open pre-1896, closed 1910
Owner Broxburn Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn, Grey, Upper Grey and Curly Shales
Oil works served Broxburn Oil Works
Current status of site Waste land and agriculture, with bing intact but no surviving remains of buildings

Background

One of three Crossgreen mines serving Broxburn Oil Works. No. 1 seems to have had two adits, one heading to the south, the other south east. The workings seem to caused considerable subsidence.

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

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