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Ingliston No.33 pit

Location 55.955107, -3.361281 show in map
Shale-field Ingliston and Newliston shale-fields
Dates opened and closed Opened 1892, abandoned 1894
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Vertical shaft 177ft deep
Seams worked Dunnet Shale
Oil works served Transported by rail, mostly to Uphall Oil Works
Current status of site Within the boundaries of Edinburgh airport


A short-lived pit abandoned due to an unstable ground conditions, now within the perimeter of Edinburgh airport.


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

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