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Philpstoun No. 3 mine

Location 55.970699, -3.512517, show in map
Shale-field Champfleurie, Philpstoun and Blackness shale-fields
Dates opened and closed Opened post 1885, abandoned 1892
Owner James Ross & Company
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn Shale
Oil works served Philpstoun Oil Works
Current status of site Rough ground in rural location


A short-lived mine - in the Fawnspark area - serving Philpstoun Oil Works.

Other than two "old shaft", Ordnance Survey maps show no trace of the mine, or of any tramway linking this to Philpstoun Oil Works (although the route of this might have subsequently been obscured beneath Philpstoun South bing). Similarly no trace remains on the ground, suggesting that substantial work was undertaken to return the site to agriculture on closure of the mine.


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

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