Scottish shale Scottish shale

Stankards No.45 mine

Uphall, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Broxburn Shale
Current status of site:
Covered by the landscaped site of Uphall Oil Works bing ; no trace of surface features remain
Regional overview:


Inclined shaft at angle of 1 in 4

Serving Uphall Oil Works

A short-lived mine exploiting reserves worked previously from Stankards No.1 pit.

Shale-field: Broxburn shale-field.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1897, prior to development of Stankards No.45; the "air shaft" presumably served Stankards No.1.

  • Location & workings at Stankards No.45 mine
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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 5874, showing workings in Upper Broxburn, Broxburn, and Grey Shales, abandoned in 1912.