Scottish shale Scottish shale

Philpstoun No. 2 mine

Abercorn, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale
Post 1885
Current status of site:
Returned to agriculture with no surface features remaining. Railway track is now a public footpath


Inclined adit

Serving Philpstoun Oil Works

A short lived mine 1,200 m. south of Philpstoun Oil Works and linked by a mineral tramway.

Shale-field: Champfleurie, Philpstoun and Blackness shale-fields.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1896. The red circle represents the supposed location of No. 3 Mine (on BGS plan LSP 530). It is unclear how this related to the shaft shown close to Burnside level crossing.

  • Location & workings at Philpstoun No.2 mine
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  • Detailed maps
  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 2481, showing workings in the Broxburn Shale from Philpstoun No. 2, abandoned in 1890.