Scottish shale Scottish shale

Addiewell No.2 mine

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Grey Shale
Opened c. 1864
Closed c.1865
Current status of site:
Grassed open space following land renewal. No surviving trace of mine head structures
Regional overview:


Inclined shaft

Serving Addiewell Oil Works

A short-lived mine following the seam of Grey Shale from its outcrop. The workings appear to link underground to those of Addiewell No. 3 Mine.

Little trace remained of the surface features when mapped by the Ordnance Survey in c.1893.

See "Mines and pits in the Addiewell area" for further background.

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