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View from ENE showing N gasholder with S gasholder in background

SC 718130

Description View from ENE showing N gasholder with S gasholder in background

Date 30/3/1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 718130

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Temple Gasworks (Strathcona Drive), Glasgow Temple Gas Works was initially built for the Partick, Hillhead & Maryhill Gas Co, and opened in 1871 to supply the areas, then outside the Glasgow boundaries, in the name of the company. The works was purchased in 1891 by Glasgow Corporation, closed, and the site converted to a holder station. This shows the two gas holders built by Glasgow Corporation Gas Department to store gas made in the nearby Dawsholm Gas Works, which was enlarged in the 1890s. These holders were built in 1893 and 1900. There were three smaller holders, but these had all gone by 1970. Dawsholm closed as a coal-gas plant in 1964, but was later reopened to make oil gas by reforming naphtha from oil refineries. When natural gas became available from the North Sea in the 1970s this practice ceased. The holders were still in use in 2002. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/11/27

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/718130

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