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Hermand No.6 mine

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Fells Shale
Current status of site:
Returned to agriculture; no surface features remain


Inclined shaft

Serving Hermand Oil Works

A mine at the outcrop of the Fells shale, supplying Hermand Oil Works. The workings appear to be linked to earlier Fells shale workings to the north (see Hermand Murray's Pool). The nearby staging and crushers seem also to have processed the output of Hermand No.5 pit.

Shale-field: West Calder district.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1894, showing the mine in operation.

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    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 3123, showing workings in the Fells and Broxburn Shales from Hermand No.5 and No.6, abandoned in 1894.