Scottish shale Scottish shale

Addiewell No.18 mine

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Houston Coal
Last worked 1874
Current status of site:
Grassed open space created following the landscaping of Addiewell south bing
Regional overview:


Inclined adit to the Houston coal

Served Addiewell Oil Works

A coal mine exploiting a small reserve of Houston Coal lying to the east of Addiewell Chemical Works.

No clear surface remains surviving when mapped by Ordnance survey in c.1893.

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