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Whitebog Oil Works

also known as Eldin Oil Works

Location Uncertain; perhaps: 55.859182, -3.127707, show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Lasswade, Edinburghshire
Current local authority area Midlothian
Construction history Constructed c.1870
Ownership history Eldin Oil Company Ltd
Demolition history Presumably cleared c.1874
Current status of site Farm and stables


Not listed by Redwood

Apparently a small scale crude oil works, probably processing coal-shale from nearby collieries. Precise site is uncertain, presumably close to the settlement of Whitebog, a little to the east of Hawthornden Station. This site should not be confused with Eldin Oil Works, Straiton.

Valuation Records

Entries between 1870 and 1874, Download details


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

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OIL-WORK AND COLLIERY PLANT. There will be SOLD, at ELDIN OIL-WORKS, adjoining HAWTHORNDEN STATION, MID-LOTHIAN, on TUESDAY the 22nd DECEMBER, at 12 Noon. The Whole MATERIAL of the ELDIN OIL WORKS, comprising 8 Vertical Retorts – Young's Patent – Weighing about 5 Tons each; 2 sets upright Condensers, fit for Gas Work, and whole Fittings and Furnaces; 2 Eggend Boilers; Lever Cart Weighing Machine: 1 H.P. Engine, 10 inch Cylinder, with Winding Gear; 1 eggend boiler with Steam and Water Pipes and Furnace; about 30,000 Bricks. After this Sale, the following surplus Plant will be SOLD at POLTON COLLIERY, adjoining:.... The Scotsman 14th December 1874.

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