Scottish shale Scottish shale

Sheepford Locks Oil Works

Former parish and county:
Parish of New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Local authority:
North Lanarkshire
Presumably constructed c. 1867
Presumably cleared after 1872
Current status of site:
Regional overview:


Not listed by Redwood.

Sheepford Locks were on the Monkland Canal, close to Rochsolloch. OS plans provide few clues as the precise location of the oil works.

Mapped by the Ordnance Survey of c.1864 showing the vicinity of Rochsolloch.

  • Rateable value by year
    • Date Rateable Value Owner Occupier Notes
      1867 £80 Adam & Hamilton Adam & Hamilton
      1868-71 £80 Adam & Hamilton Adam & Hamilton Empty
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  • Newspaper references
    • AIRDRIE – New Oil Work.

      Another addition is about to be made to the numerous crude oil works already in existence in and around this locality. A considerable extent of ground, situated near the village of Coatdyke, has been feued for the purpose, and building operations have commenced. The work, which is a large one, belongs to Messrs Adam & Hamilton, Coalmasters, Airdrie, who have already a number of pits in the neighbourhood putting out large quantities of shale. Operations will be commenced as soon as the retorts can be erected.

      Scotsman, 27th January 1868