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Gorbals Water Works, Waulkmill Glen Reservoir

Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Gorbals Water Works, Waulkmill Glen Reservoir

Classification Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Barrhead Reservoirs; Balgray Reservoir Complex; Brock Burn

Canmore ID 277983

Site Number NS55NW 146.04

NGR NS 52472 57818

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish Neilston (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS55NW 146.04 (formerly 135.00) 52472 57818

See NS55NW 146.00 for history and description of Gorbals Gravitational Waterworks

NS55NW 146. 05 (formerly 135.02) NS 52330 57936 Dam

NS55NW 146. 06 (formerly 135.03) Centred NS 52364 58156 Waterworks

For railway embankment crossing this reservoir, see NS55NW 136.

For other reservoirs within the Balgray complex, see:

NS55NW 146.01 (formerly 132) NS 51336 57142 Balgray Reservoir

NS55NW 146.02 (formerly 133) NS 52138 57260 Ryat Linn Reservoir

NS55NW 146.03 (formerly 134) NS 52167 57696 Littleton Reservoir

Waulkmill Glen Reservoir [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1990.

This reservoir forms a major element of the Balgray Reservoir complex. It has been formed by damming the Brock Burn, and crosses the boundaries between the parishes of Neilston, Mearns and Eastwood.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 January 2006.

This reservoir was built 1847-48 under powers of 1846 Act (Act of Parliament, 9 and 10 Victoria 1, c.cccxlvii) and is formed by damming the Brock Burn. The reservoir sits at 90.22m (296 imperial feet) above datum and covers an area of 19.32 hectares (47.75 acres). The reservoir can impound upto 36.5 million cubic feet of water.

Infomation from Jelle Muylle, engineer carrying out survey of sites and structures of Gorbals Waterworks for RCAHMS, Historic Scotland funded, December 2007.


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