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Whitehill Oil Works (Airdrie)

Location Site uncertain, perhaps in the area of 55.879326, -3.986542. show in map
Former parish and county Parish of New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Current local authority area North Lanarkshire
Construction history Built c. 1866
Ownership history William Wilson and others, including Clippens Shale Oil Company
Demolition history Presumably dismantled c.1876
Current status of site Possible site now housing and woodland


Not listed by Redwood.

Listed in Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Scotland for 1878 under Oil Manufacturers in the Airdrie area as "Dickson, Robert, (shale oil), Whitehill."

The precise location of the works is uncertain, but presumably located at Whitehill Colliery, and most likely served by a siding from the Thushbush Incline.

Valuation Records

Entries from 1866-1876. Download details


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

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ON MONDAY, 21st OCTOBER, AT WHITEHILL COLLIERIES, ROCHSOLES, BY AIRDRIE. HUTCHISON & DIXON will SELL as above, commencing at Half-past 1 o'clock at Pit next Oil Works. The PLANT includes Horizontal Steam Engine, 11 inch cylinder; a Beam Engine, 18 inch cylinder; 2 Steam Boilers, about 580 Yards Permanent Rails, 75 yards Service Rails, 200 Yards Tram Rails, 23 Fathoms 8-inch Pump Pipes, Cart Weighing Machine, Pithead Frames, Pullys, Bell-Cranks, Coal Screens, Stages, Engine Houses, Offices and Smithies, Bricks of Stalks and Buildings, Slates, Pit Cages, Sleepers, quantity of "Maggie" for Oil Distillation, &c. Particulars in Catalogues, now to be had at 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow, on application to the Auctioneers. The Scotsman 16th October 1872.

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