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Polbeth No. 21 mine

Location 55.857952, -3.560243, show in map
Shale-field Polbeth and Gavieside shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1870?, abandoned 1907
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn or Under Shale
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Contractor's yard within industrial estate

Background

Polbeth No. 21 mine dipped steeply to the south west exploiting Broxburn Shale lying beneath the town of West Calder, and linking with other workings.

Maps

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

Underground Workings

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References

Accident Records

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