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Cousland No.2 mine

Livingston, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Dunnet Shale
post 1896
Current status of site:
Waste water treatment plant


Inclined adit

Serving Seafield Crude Oil Works

Located about 850m north east of Seafield Crude Oil Works and linked by a tramway, which also served Cousland No. 1 Mine. Workings in the Dunnet Shale dipped to the south west.

Shale-field: Cousland and Seafield shale-field.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1896, prior to development of Cousland No. 2, showing part of the surface works of Cousland No. 1.

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    • The Coal Authority mine abandonment catalogue list the following shale workings from Cousland:

      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 1371, showing workings in the Houston Coal and Fells Shale from Cousland, abandoned in 1881.
      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. S4841, showing workings in the Broxburn, Dunnet and Fells Shales from Cousland, abandoned in 1901.
      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 5910, showing workings in the Broxburn Shale from Cousland No. 1, abandoned in 1912.
      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 6091, showing workings in the Pattison, Dunnet and Upper Dunnet Shales from Cousland No. 2, abandoned in 1913.