Scottish shale Scottish shale

Mid Breich No.3 pit

Livingston, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale
Early 1880's?
Current status of site:
Storage yard, remains of waste bing survive in adjoining woodland
Regional overview:

Mid Breich 3.jpg

A pithead adjacent to Breich Oil Works. Mine plans show that the workings were served by a second shaft immediately south of the West Calder loop lines. The staging associated with No. 3 Pit seems also to have received shale via tramways from No. 4 Pit (to the west), and Easter Breich No. 1 and No. 2 (to the east).

The Ordnance Survey of c.1897, suggests that the pithead staging of No. 3 Pit remained intact at that time.

  • Location & workings at Mid Breich No.3 pit
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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 2104, showing workings in the Broxburn Shale from Breich No. 3, abandoned in 1887.