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Crownpoint Oil Works

Location 55.853457, -4.214521. show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Barony, Lanarkshire
Current local authority area City of Glasgow
Construction history Built c.1867
Ownership history James Palmer & Company
Demolition history Presumably demolished c.1956
Current status of site Industrial units


Redwood notes the oil works, owned by James Palmer & Company, operated between 1866 and 1867. Seemingly active as a general oil refinery 1873-1955 under the ownership of William P. Dick. The Glasgow Post Office Directory 1866-7 lists James Palmer & Company at Crownpoint Oil Works, Mile-end, Glasgow.

Newspaper reports of the bankruptcy of James Palmer & Company in 1867 (see full account) describe business interests at Drumgray and Drumcross oil works.

Valuation Records

Entries between 1867 and 1955, Download details


Ordnance Survey maps reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.


PARAFFIN OIL REFINING WORKS. TO SELL OR LET. The works recently occupied by James Palmer & Co, Oil Refiners, at Crownpoint, Gallowgate comprising 11 stills, 5 large agitating tanks, 3 steam engines and force pumps, 2 powerful hydraulic presses, bleaching and stock tanks, cooperage, workmen's dwelling houses and all necessary machinery and utensils for turning out from 300 to 400 barrels of refined oil per week. The works may be seen, and all information obtained, on application to Alexander Moore C.A 23st Vincent Place, Glasgow 15th August 1867. Glasgow Herald, 21st August 1867

PARAFFIN OIL REFINING WORKS. TO SELL BY PRIVATE BARGAIN, THE WORKS at CROWNPOINT, GALLOWGATE, GLASGOW, in perfect Working Order, and capable of turning out 300 to 400 Barrels of Oil per Week. Apply to MOORE & BROWN, C.A., 28 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow. The Scotsman, 9th September 1869

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