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Swinehill Oil Works

Location 55.716606, -3.951244. show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Dalserf, Lanarkshire
Current local authority area South Lanarkshire
Construction history Retorts presumably erected c. 1866
Ownership history David Crawford Miller, Dalserf Coal, Coke & Oil Company Ltd
Demolition history Retorts presumably dismantled after 1873
Current status of site Traveller's site


Redwood lists the site as "Sevinhill Oil Works" active between 1865 and 1870.

The first edition OS map (c.1864) shows an industrial complex on the Swinehill colliery site, including coke ovens, tile kilns, and oil retorts. The site appears to have continued as a colliery for many years after these secondary processes were abandoned.


Valuation Records

Entries between 1866 and 1873. Download details


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

Recent Images


SHALE OIL WORK – FOR SALE. Private Bargain, these Works situated at Swinehill near Stonehouse , consisting of 10 cast iron retorts, cast-iron connecting pipes and large malleable iron condensing mains, all complete and in good working order. The works will be sold for breaking-up purposes, or for re-erection. For particulars apply to the Dalserf Coal, Coke and Oil Company, 88 Great Clyde Street, Glasgow. The Glasgow Herald, 2nd August 1872

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