Scottish shale Scottish shale

Pumpherston No.2 mine

Midcalder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Pumpherston Shale
Post 1889?
Current status of site:
Wooded wasteland; little trace of original features
Regional overview:


Inclined adit

Serving Pumpherston Oil Works

One of a sequence of steeply inclined mines following the outcrop of Pumpherston Shales along the western arm of the Pumpherston anticline. It appears that latterly, the workings from Pumpherston No. 2 Mine linked to those of Pumpherston No. 1 and No. 3 Mines.

Shale-field: Pumpherston shale-field.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1895, showing No. 2 Mine in operation, with haulage heading southward on elevated staging to Pumpherston Oil Works.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 4183, showing workings from Pumpherston No. 1, No. 2, & No. 3 in the Upper or Jubilee, Maybrick, Curly, Plain and Wee, abandoned in 1901.