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Millburn Oil Works

Former parish and county:
Parish of Dalserf, Lanarkshire
Local authority:
South Lanarkshire
Oil plant assembled c.1884?
Not known
Current status of site:
Agriculture, woodland
Regional overview:


Redwood notes that Millburn Oil Works, proprietors Smith Bros. & Murling, located in Larkhall, operated in 1884, producing crude only; made chiefly from dross of main seam of common coal.

Valuation Records

Valuation rolls for 1885, list Smith Bros. & Muurling as proprietors, Jas. Scott manager, with a rateable value of £230 for the chemical works and £10 for associated house. Valuation rolls for 1895 list proprietors as Richard Smith's executors, chemical manufacturers, John Jamieson manager and rateable values of £230 for works and £10 for house.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1898, showing "Millburn Chemical Works" perhaps marking the location of the oil works. (Highlighted in red).

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