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Perth, Scott Street Gasworks

Gas Works (19-20th Century)

Site Name Perth, Scott Street Gasworks

Classification Gas Works (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Victoria Street, Charles Street, Canal Street

Canmore ID 28272

Site Number NO12SW 117

NGR NO 1179 2379

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 117 1179 2379.

For Friarton gasworks (NO 121 213), see NO12SW 115. For Shore Road gas holder station (NO 1195 2295), see NO12SW 197.

Architecture Notes

Architects: Engineers to Perth Gas Commissioners; W.B.M.Lusky, Engineer. 1904.


Construction (1824 - 1825)

Semicircular in plan retort house, two gasholders.

R Paxton and J Shipway 2007

Project (2007)

This project was undertaken to input site information listed in 'Civil engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' by R Paxton and J Shipway, 2007.

Publication Account (2007)

Dr [Adam] Anderson designed and superintended the construction of Perth’s first gasworks in 1824–25 between Canal and Victoria Streets, adjoining Scott Street. ‘The mode of purifying is entirely new and by the novel construction of the retort house and the method of purifying more than double the usual quantity of gas is extracted from the coal’ [see Paxton and Shipway, 2007, 316 - illustration with Canal Street adjoining ‘N’ and South Street at ‘P’ and elevations of the former (semicircular in plan) retort house, chimney and gasholder house with two holders].

R Paxton and J Shipway

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission of Thomas Telford Publishers.


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