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Rochsoles Oil Works

Former parish and county:
Parish of New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Local authority:
North Lanarkshire
Presumably constructed c.1866
Presumably dismantled after 1871
Current status of site:
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Redwood lists Roachsoles Oil Works as being located at Raebog, and operated by Law & Sons between 1864 and 1872.

The site of the oil works is uncertain, but possibly in the vicinity of Rochsoles pit, which was marked on the first edition (c.1864) and shown as disused on the second edition (c.1899). Rochsoles pit was however operated by James Struthers & Co., who were also proprietors of Stand Oil Works.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1899, showing Rochsoles pit marked at "disused".

  • Rateable value by year
    • Date Rateable Value Owner Occupier Notes
      1886 £180 A Law and Company A Law and Company
      1867-68 £120 A Law and Company A Law and Company
      1868-71 £120 A Law and Company A Law and Company
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