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Item Number P16701 Item Type Media
Item Name photograph Quantity of Item 1
Classification Retort Design Associated Date 1940
Description Retorts at theWestwood shale oil works, West LothianView of shale works showing the vertical retorts. They are clad in steel-braced brick. Flues project from the top and pipes run along the sides, near the top. A pipe runs into the base. A small hutch sits on rails leading below the retorts. A wagon sits in the adjacent siding. Records state circa 1910 however Westwood Works was not built until 1939-1941. Associated date changed to circa 1940
Institution Falkirk Council Archives
Geographic Location
West Lothian
Associated Organisations
Oakbank Oil Company Ltd
Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Scottish Oils Ltd
Associated Places
Westwood Oil Works
West Calder
Associated People