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View from N showing remains of WNW front (Dalsholm Road front)

SC 718120

Description View from N showing remains of WNW front (Dalsholm Road front)

Date 30/3/1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 718120

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Dawsholm Chemical Works (Dawsholm Gas Works), Dalsholm Road, Glasgow Dawsholm Gas Works was built for Glasgow Corporation Gas Department in 1871-72, and subsequently extended and rebuilt on several occasions. In common with the other Corporation gas works, it had its own chemical works to treat the tar and ammoniacal liquor produced in the works. This shows the street frontage of the works from the north west, after closure and partial dismantling. The building with the arched openings on the far side of the tall building housed an ammonium sulphate plant, but the function of the other buildings is not known. Much of the plant was in the open to the rear. By 1934 Dawsholm's chemical works, and those at Tradeston and Dalmarnock, were distilling tar to produce road tar and sending the lighter tar oils, and concentrated ammoniacal liquor, to Provan Gas Works for working up into refined products. Dawsholm closed in 1964, and with it the chemical works. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/11/18


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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> Item Level (SC 718120) View from N showing remains of WNW front (Dalsholm Road front)

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