Glasgow, Provan Road, Provan Gasworks
Site Name Glasgow, Provan Road, Provan Gasworks
Classification Gas Works
Alternative Name(s) Provan Gas Works; Provanmill
Canmore ID 45018
Site Number NS66NW 30
NGR NS 62250 66600
NGR Description Centred NS 62250 66600
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
- Council Glasgow, City Of
- Parish Glasgow (city Of Glasgow)
- Former Region Strathclyde
- Former District City Of Glasgow
- Former County Lanarkshire
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.