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Stankards Oil Works

Location Uncertain, in the vicinity of: 55.918600, -3.503728, show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Uphall, Linlithgowshire
Current local authority area West Lothian
Construction history Built c 1865
Ownership history Daniel Wyllie and Trustees
Demolition history Presumably demolished c 1878
Current status of site Unclear

Background

Not listed by Redwood.

A small-scale paraffin refinery "adjoining the railway station" at Uphall, and probably in the vicinity of the Railway Chemical Works.

No link has been established between Daniel Wyllie, proprietor of the Stankards Paraffin Refinery, and Robert Wyllie, partner in Lester, Wyllie & Company operators of Drumcross Oil Works.

Valuation Records

Entries between 1865 and 1877; noted as unlet from 1872. Download details

Maps

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

Snippets

ALL Parties having CLAIMS against the Estate of the Later DANIEL WYLIE, sometime Iron-founder in Stirling, afterwards Paraffine Oil Maker at Uphall near Broxburn, and residing in Edinburgh, are requested to lodge within One Month, their Claims with the Subscriber: and to all Parties DUE the said estate are requested, within the like period to pay their Debts to the Subscriber. Glasgow Herald. 13th June 1866

AT UPHALL on TUESDAY, 10th NOVEMBER, - SALE OF THE WHOLE MACHINERY AND PLAN OF THE OIL REFINERY AT UPHALL (Adjoining the Railway Station). Which belonged to the late DANIEL WYLLIE BY AUCTION. P. BURNS, SONS & M'COLL AUCTIONEERS, Glasgow, beg to intimate that they are instructed to SELL the Entire MACHINERY and other PLANT as above, in Lots to suit Purchasers, consisting of 6 Malleable Iron Stills with Cast-Iron Tanks, Worms, Pipes, Furnace Mounting, Bricks & c.; Small Horizontal Steam-Engine, 3 Wooden Agitators, lined with lead; Cranes and Gearing, Wooden Cisterns, lined with lead and zinc; Screw Oil Press, Lever-Weighing Machine, Cast-Iron Boilers, Malleable Iron Pipes, 3 Boilers, with Furnace Mountings and Bricks; Hand-Pump; Smith's Tools, &c. The Buildings and Premises are to Let, Entry immediately after removal of the Articles sold, and, being close to the Railway Station, are very suitable for Works of various kinds. Further particulars and Catalogues on application to A.J. Dickson Esq., S.S.C., 8 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh; or the Auctioneers. Trains leave College Station, Glasgow, at 6.45 and 10.40; and Waverley Station, Edinburgh at 7.30 and 11.30. On view the Day before. Sale to begin at Half-past 12. 108 WEST NILE STREET, GLASGOW. The Scotsman, 5th November 1874.

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