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Drumbow Oil Works

Location Uncertain, perhaps in the region of:55.907208, -3.856627 show in map
Former parish and county Parish of New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Current local authority area North Lanarkshire
Construction history Perhaps built c. 1871
Ownership history James Gemmell
Demolition history Perhaps demolished c.1883
Current status of site Uncertain, reverted to moorland

Background

Not mentioned by Redwood.

Valuation rolls suggest an oil works might have been in operation 1871-1878 and remained unused until 1882. Subsequent entries seem likely to be irrelevant references to mineral rights. OS maps show a number of pits associated with Drumbow Colliery, but provide no clue as to the possible location of an oil works.

Valuation Records

Entries between 1871 and 1934. Download details. It is assumed that the name "Drumbrow" is a transcription area and should read "Drumbow"

Maps

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

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