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Greenfield No.3 mine

Carnwath, Lanarkshire
Local authority:
South Lanarkshire
Seams worked:
Fraser Shale
c. 1885
Current status of site:
Bog and Moorland, little trace of surface features
Regional overview:


Inclined adit

Serving Tarbrax Oil Works

A mine developed c.1885 by the Lanark Oil Company Ltd to work the Raeburn Shale, subsequently operated by the Caledonian Mineral Oil Company Ltd to work the Fraser Shale and abandoned 1903 on failure of the company. The Fraser Shale workings were eventually linked to Viewfield No. 4 Mine which remained in operation until 1920. Pithead buildings do not seem to have been plotted on OS maps. "Old shafts", marked in the vicinity of Greenfield No. 3 Mine, may have been associated with working of Fells Shale and linked to Tarbrax No. 1 and 2.

Shale-field: Cobbinshaw shale-field.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1897, showing "old shafts" at the site of Greenfield No. 3 Pit, close to the dismantled tramway serving Greenfield No. 1 Pit.

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      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 4423, showing workings in the Raeburn Shale from Greenfield No. 3, abandoned in 1903.
      • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 7020, showing workings in the Fraser Shale from Tarbrax or Viewfield No. 4, Greenfield No.3, and Woolfords, abandoned in 1903.