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Hut mines and quarry

Location 55.942556, -3.466129, show in map
Shale-field Broxburn district
Dates opened and closed Both old and new mines opened pre-1883. Old mine closed 1890, new mine closed 1912
Owner Broxburn Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Grey, Curly, and Broxburn Shales
Oil works served Broxburn Oil Works
Current status of site Wooded waste ground


Inclined mines that followed the Broxburn Shales westwards from their outcrop on the western arm of the Broxburn anticline. It appears that the shale was subsequently quarried along the line of the outcrop, the extent of this opencast working increasing between successive editions of OS map in1896 and 1916.

Mineral Statistics for 1883 record that Alex Kennedy was manager of Hut (old) and Hut (new) mines, both non-fiery mines working the Broxburn shale by stoop and room, and ventilated by steam.

The 1884 report records similar details by notes injuries to six persons


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

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