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Oak Pits oil works

Location perhaps in the vicinity of: 53.156861, -3.140164, show in map
Former parish and county Mold
Current local authority area Flintshire
Opened pre-1868
Closed post-1868
Ownership history Welsh Coal & Mineral Oil Co. Ltd
Current status of site site substantially landscaped and large industrial premises constructed

Slater's trade directory of 1868 lists Welsh Coal & Mineral Oil Co. Ltd., Oak Pits Colliery, Mold under "Mineral Oil Manufacturers". No other evidence of oil production has yet been found.

The first edition (1871) OS map shows the pithead buildings of Oak Pits colliery, and a kiln, probably associated with brick production. Other unlabeled structures might represent oil retorts.

Maps

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

References

oak pits advert

From Slater's Trade Directory, 1868

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