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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 846218

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS56NE 65.00 centred 55230 69020

Temple Works (gasholder station) [NAT] (centred NS 55328 69040)

Temple Works (gasholder station) [NAT] (centred NS 55228 68994)

Temple Works (gasholder station) [NAT] (centred NS 55530 69032)

Gasholder [NAT] (centred NS 55290 69084)

Gasholder [NAT] (centred NS 55230 69010)

OS 1:1250 map, 1971.

Temple Gasworks, Strathcona Drive, built 1871 for the Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Gas Co, and purchased by Glasgow Corporation in 1891. Now used for storage only, there are two three-lift gasholders. That built in 1893 measures 240ft [73.1m] in diameter and has a capacity of 5,000,000 cu ft [141,587 cu m]; that built in 1900 measures 220ft [67.1m] in diameter and has a capacity of 4,000,000 cu ft [113,270 cu m].

When under construction, this was considered thesecond largest gasworks in Britain, with a designed output of 9,000,000 cu ft [254,856 cu m]. Vertical retorts were installed before 1914, and there was also a chemical works.

J R Hume 1974.

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