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Edgefield Candle & Eldin Oil Works

Location 55.887396, -3.146521 show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Lasswade, Edinburghshire
Current local authority area Midlothian
Construction history Constructed c.1881
Ownership history Dickson Candle Company Ltd
Demolition history Closed 1883, although the site seems to have continued in use for candle production
Current status of site Oil and candle works site in use as an agricultural feed depot


Not listed by Redwood. Apparently a small paraffin refinery associated with a candle works operated by the Dickson Candle Company. Note that the earlier and separate Whitebogs Oil Works was also known as Eldin Oil Works.

Valuation Records

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VALUABLE PREMISES FOR SALE - DICKSON CANDLE COMPANY. Suitable for candle works, oil refinery, chemical manure, candle, or other manufactory. The premises have been recently erected and used for candle making but can be adapted for other purposes. There is ample house accommodation (one of the buildings being 170'long and 34' wide). Two steam boilers, three pumping engines, and 72 large lead lined tanks, (holding 60 tons), 2 first class stills, paraffin refinery and appliances. There is a good supply of water and a railway siding belonging to and leading into the works for loading and unloading thus saving all cartage. The ground consists of 4 acres and there are 4 new cottages for workmen. There is complete candle machinery as well as accommodation and plant for tallow making which has been extensively and profitably carried on. Apply at Dickson Candle Company (Ltd.), Loanhead any day between 10 and 3 o'clock. The Scotsman, 30th April 1881.

SCOTTISH BANKRUPTS - Creditors of HANDASYDE, GILL, & Co., oil distillers, refiners and merchants, Eldin Oil Works, Loanhead, will receive a dividend 18th December in the Chambers of R.C. Millar, 56 George St, Edinburgh. The Scotsman 5th November 1890

BOILERS (Lancashire), tanks, stills (copper and iron), piping, donkey pumps, steam pivot cranes, suitable for foundries, &c. for sale by private bargain, Eldin Oil Works, Loanhead. Particulars, Stewart, 13 Royal Park Terrace, Edinburgh. The Scotsman 20th April 1895.

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