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Westwood No.13 pit

Livingston, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Seams worked:
Fells Shale
Current status of site:
Storage yard of concrete block plant; no trace of surface features remain
Regional overview:


Vertical shaft, 203 ft (34 fathoms) deep

Serving Addiewell Chemical Works

Worked in association with Westwood No. 12, both pits were in operation prior to 1870 and continued to be worked into the 1880's. Both were served by a branch of the Addiewell and Polbeth railway, crossing the Breich Water by viaduct.

Shale-field: West Calder district.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1897, with the site of Westwood No. 13 marked by waste bings and a disused shaft.

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  • External references
    • Coal Authority Mine Abandonment Catalogue No. 2130, showing workings in the Thick Shale from Westwood No. 12 & 13, abandoned in 1887.