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Shawsburn Oil Works

Location 55.723175, -3.950472, (exact location) show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Dalserf, County of Lanark
Current local authority area South Lanarkshire
Open 1871 or earlier
Closed not working from c.1871, site cleared c. 1876 ?
Ownership history Andrew Spencer
Current status of site rough grazing

A crude oil works operated by coalmaster Andrew Spencer in association with his Shawsburn collieries. It is presumed that, as at the nearby Birkenshaw and Swinehill oil works, oil was produced from Kiltongue Musselband shale.


Valuation Records

Entries between 1871 and 1876; Download details. This transcript appears incorrect in combining records of Birkenshaw oil works with those of Shawsburn Oil Works



Noted in valuation rolls as having 20 retorts in 1871, and subsequently 18 retorts.



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

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