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Glenmains Oil Works

also known as Bellsdyke Oil Works

Location Perhaps in the vicinity of: 55.857569, -3.975467 show in map
Former parish and county Parish of New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Current local authority area North Lanarkshire
Construction history Constructed c.1866
Ownership history Henry Todd
Demolition history Presumably demolished c.1872
Current status of site Housing, public open space


Not listed by Redwood.

The precise location of these works are not known. "Glenmains" does not appear as a place name on OS maps, however "Bellsdyke" lies about half a mile south of Airdrie town centre, in New Monkland parish, and was site of a number of coal workings.

Valuation Records

Entries for 1866-1872, Download details


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


PUBLIC SALE AT BELLSDYKE OIL WORKS, AIRDRIE On TUESDAY, 6th AUGUST 1872. The Subscriber has been instructed to DISPOSE of the following undernoted PLANT, &c., Consisting of 20 RETORTS, 10 ft. X 5ft. 6 in. X 22 in., with Doors, Screens, Furnace Doors and Bars. A Large Quantity of CONDENSER PIPES (Cast-Iron) 3in. and 7-in Diameter. A SHEET-IRON CONDENSER, about 150 ft. Long 22 in. Diameter. Large Boiler 23 ft. X 5ft. 6 in. Quantity of MALLEABLE IRON PIPES, 1 and 1 and a half in. Diameter. About 100,000 BRICKS. A Lot of MALLEABLE and CAST-IRON; also, a Number of 1 and three-quarter Inch Diameter COCKS. Sale to begin at Twelve Noon, Terms Cash. JOHN CRICHTON, Auctioneer. The Scotsman 2nd August 1872

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