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Westwood No.30 pit

Location 55.863275, -3.578029, show in map
Shale-field Breich shale-field
Dates opened and closed Abandoned 1893
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Vertical shaft
Seams worked Thick Shale
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Waste ground


Listed as abandoned in 1893, workings were linked underground to Polbeth No. 11 Pit which continued in operation until 1927. Linked by a standard gauge mineral branch to the Polbeth and Addiewell railway.


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