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Hopetoun No.2 pit

Location 55.949878, -3.468987, show in map
Shale-field Broxburn district
Dates opened and closed Opened, early 1870's ? abandoned 1882
Owner Uphall Oil Company Ltd, Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Vertical shaft, 11.5 fathoms deep
Seams worked Broxburn Shales
Oil works served Hopetoun Oil Works
Current status of site Waste ground


An early pit located adjacent to the retorts of Hopetoun Oil Works (opened 1872).


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

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