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Nitshill Oil Works

Location Perhaps in the area of: 55.810922, -4.353979, show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Abbey, Renfrewshire
Current local authority area City of Glasgow
Construction history Presumably erected c. 1869
Ownership history Nitshill & Lesmahagow Coal Company
Demolition history Presumably dismantled c. 1873
Current status of site Presumed site now occupied by a retail park and industrial units

Background

Not listed in Redwood. Apparently a short-lived and very small-scale operation using local cannel coal.

Not associated with the famous Nitshill Chemical Works that produced copperas (iron sulphate).

Valuation Records

Entries between 1869 and 1873. Download details

Maps

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

Snippets

Crude Oil for Sale - Particulars of which will be given by applying to the Nitshill Coal Company, Nitshill, by Hurlet. Glasgow Herald, 7th April 1866

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