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Greendykes North mine

Location 55.947176, -3.481166, show in map
Shale-field Broxburn district
Dates opened and closed Closed 1874
Owner Robert Bell
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Un-named seam, five feet thick - presumably a Broxburn shale
Oil works served Greendykes North Oil Works ? or other early works in the Broxburn area
Current status of site Not known


The suggested location of North Greendykes mine has been derived by scaling from surface features marked on the mine abandonment plan, dated 1874 and titled "Broxburn coal and shale works - Robert Bell Esq.". The mine and associated opencast workings appear to have been further developed at a later date as part of the Haycraigs shale mines. See that page for the subsequent history of the site.

This site lies about 600m south west of North Greendykes farm, marked as a ruin on the first edition OS map (c.1856)


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

Underground Workings


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