Scottish shale Scottish shale

Burngrange No. 39 mine

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale
Current status of site:
Subsequently site of Burngrange No. 1 & 2 Pits; now a recycling yard


Inclined shaft

Serving Addiewell Chemical Works

Short-lived mine following the Broxburn Shale from its outcrop. Linked to Addiewell Chemical Works by a standard gauge mineral railway. The site was subsequently redeveloped as Burngrange No. 1 & 2 Pits.

  • Location & workings at Burngrange No.39 mine
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  • External references
      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 5754, showing workings in Broxburn or Under Shale from Burngrange No. 39, abandoned 1912.
      • Agreement No. 361. Licence under the Explosives Act for a mixed explosives store at No. 39 mine in Burngrange, March 1904. Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd; Inventory of Leases, Agreements &c. BP Archive 215854