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Hopetoun No.5 pit

Location 55.952040, -3.475735 show in map
Shale-field Broxburn district
Dates opened and closed Opened 1883, closed 1891, re-opened 1935, abandoned 1946
Owner Uphall Oil Company Ltd, Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Vertical shaft ?
Seams worked Broxburn, Main, Upper and Grey Shales
Oil works served Hopetoun Oil Works
Current status of site Private residence constructed on mine site

Background

Short-lived workings in the Broxburn Shale, subsequently re-opened in advance of World War Two.

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