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Whitehill Oil Works (Rosewell)

Location 55.848725, -3.141956, show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Lasswade, Edinburghshire
Current local authority area Midlothian
Construction history Built c.1866
Ownership history Archibald Hood, Lothian Coal Company Ltd
Demolition history Presumably dismantled c. 1897
Current status of site Housing and agriculture


Redwood notes that Rosewell Oil Works, Whitehall, Peebles Road, operated between 1864 and 1871.

The works are said to have been the enterprise of William Young, later of the Clippens Oil Company, and co-patentee of the Young & Beilby Retort.

Valuation Records

Entries Between 1866 and 1897. Download details


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

Recent Images


BRICKLAYERS Wanted. Apply to William Young, Whitehill Colliery, Lasswade, The Scotsman, 30th September 1868.

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