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Nitshill Oil Works

Alternative names:
Nitshill Paraffin Oil Works
Former parish and county:
Parish of Abbey, Renfrewshire
Local authority:
Glasgow city
Presumably erected c. 1869
Presumably dismantled c. 1873
Current status of site:
Presumed site now occupied by a retail park and industrial units


Not listed in Redwood. Apparently a short-lived and very small-scale operation using local cannel coal.

Not associated with the famous Nitshill Chemical Works that produced copperas (iron sulphate).

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    • Crude Oil for Sale

      Particulars of which will be given by applying to the Nitshill Coal Company, Nitshill, by Hurlet.

      Glasgow Herald, 7th April 1866