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Deans (Broxburn Shale) Pit & Mines

Location "No. 4 Pit" 55.901409, -3.581517, show in map "Southern adit" 55.901932, -3.586864 show in map
Alternative names Official titles unknown
Dates opened and closed Last worked 1886 (northern area) and 1891 (southern area)
Owner West Lothian Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Shaft and adits
Seams worked Broxburn Shale
Oil works served Deans Crude Oil Works
Current status of site Industrial estate and industrial buildings


Two small areas of workings in the Broxburn Shale, both closely associated with workings in the Fells Shale at Caputhall and all operated during the 1880's by West Lothian Oil Company The southern area, last worked in 1891 appear to be accessed by an adit close to the entrance to Deans No. 1 Mine. The smaller northern area, last worked 1886, was accessed by a pit 38 fathoms deep, perhaps the "No. 4 Pit" marked on the OS map.


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

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