Glasgow, Provan Road, Provan Gasworks

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Alternative Names Provan Gas Works; Provanmill
Site Type GAS WORKS
Canmore ID 45018
Site Number NS66NW 30
NGR NS 62250 66600
Council GLASGOW, CITY OF
Parish GLASGOW (CITY OF GLASGOW)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CITY OF GLASGOW
Former County LANARKSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NS 62250 66600

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Architectural Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:
'Glasgow Corporation Gas Department' Glasgow, 1949 p.12. Missing at time of upgrade 7.8.2000

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NS66NW 30.00 centred 62250 66600

Location formerly cited as NS 621 666.

NS66NW 30.01 NS 62020 66265 Gasholder
NS66NW 30.02 NS 62115 66310 Gasholder

For (adjacent) Provanmill Chemical Works (centred NS 623 669), see NS66NW 459.

For barrage balloon site (NS c. 6201 6648) within the area of the gasworks, see NS66NW 385.

Provan Gas Works, Provan Road, built 1900-4 for Glasgow Corporation Gas Dept, William Foulis, engineer, and greatly extended after 1919. Dominated by two gasholders, each 280ft [85.4m] in diameter, the main parts of the works are modern, though one- and two-storey red brick stores, offices and workshops survive from earlier phases of development. There is a particularly neat gatehouse with a red sandstone pedimented front.
Vertical retorts were installed before 1914; there is a chemical works at the plant.
J R Hume 1974.

This gasworks is not noted as such on the 1954 and 1960 editions of the relevant OS 1:1250 map sheets. What are evidently gasholders are depicted at NS 62020 66265 and NS 62115 66310 respectively.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 December 2005.

 
Books and References

Anon (1935) The gas supply of Glasgow: a historical account of the inauguration and development of the Corporation gas supply, Glasgow
Page(s): 31 Held at RCAHMS D.12.4.GAS

Booth, A (1998) Provan Gas Works: a tale of two gauges, Railway Bylines February-March 1998
Page(s): 70-3 Held at RCAHMS D.12.41.PRO.P

Corporation of the City of Glasgow Gas Department (1904) Inauguration of new gas-works at Provan, [Glasgow]
Held at RCAHMS D.12.41.PRO.P

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