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Stankards No.45 mine

Location 55.924535, -3.502132, show in map
Shale-field Broxburn shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1910, abandoned c.1912
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined shaft at angle of 1 in 4
Seams worked Upper Broxburn, Broxburn, and Grey Shales
Oil works served Uphall Oil Works
Current status of site Covered by the landscaped site of Uphall Oil Works bing ; no trace of surface features remain.


A short-lived mine exploiting reserves worked previously from Stankards No.1 pit.


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

Underground Workings



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