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Other housing

Minor property owned by Scottish shale oil companies, or other references still to be identified or researched.

The 1958 list

Minor property mentioned in the "Memorandum of meeting held at Middleton Hall on 9th September 1958 to review position of house properties etc.", but not mentioned elsewhere in this Gazetteer:

Coal Oil Rows

In most areas where oil was produced from coal, there was an existing stock of housing occupied by coal and ironstone miners and pithead workers. It was seldom necessery to construct housing exclusively for those engaged in the oil works, although this did occur in a few places, for example:

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