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Dalmeny No.2 pit

Location 55.976817, -3.373324, show in map
Shale-field Dalmeny and Queensferry shale-field
Dates opened and closed Uncertain - surface buildings appear to have been cleared pre-1896
Owner Dalmeny Oil Company Ltd (Old)
Type of working Vertical shaft
Seams worked Main or Broxburn, Curly, New, Brushing Shales
Oil works served Dalmeny Oil Works
Current status of site Landscaped space within oil terminal


The history of the pit is unclear. It seems likely that once workings of No. 2 were linked to those of Dalmeny No. 3 Pit, the surface buildings of No. 2 Pit were demolished and the site subsequently covered by spent shale from Dalmeny Oil Works.


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

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