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Glasgow Corporation Water Works, Mugdock Road, Mugdock Reservoir, Straining Well, Valve Tower

Reservoir (19th Century), Waterworks (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow Corporation Water Works, Mugdock Road, Mugdock Reservoir, Straining Well, Valve Tower

Classification Reservoir (19th Century), Waterworks (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Milngavie Water Treatment Works

Canmore ID 287523

Site Number NS57NE 63.07

NGR NS 55830 75551

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/287523

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Dunbartonshire
  • Parish New Kilpatrick (Bearsden And Milngavie)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Bearsden And Milngavie
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS57NE 63.07 55830 75551

Loch Katrine scheme, Mugdock straining well valve or draw off tower (Muylle Id =410): appears to date from the Act of 1882 and its installation formed part of an additional service reservoir contract.

Information from Jelle Muylle, engineer carrying out a survey of aqueducts and related structures of the Glasgow

Corporation Loch Katrine Waterworks Scheme, 2006.

This draw-off tower takes the form of a single vertical pipe, with an iron support structure and dates from the 1882 Act (Act of Parliament authorizing the construction of an additional service reservoir, i.e. Craigmaddie reservoir, 45 & 46 Victoria I, c. lxxxvii). The water inlet valve at the bottom is controlled from the platform and allows raw water into the 48-inch cast-iron main pipe and towards the straining well (NS57NE 63.05). From the 1940s onwards Chlorine (Cl2) was also injected at this point. The draw-off tower was disconnected in October 2007.

Infomation from Jelle Muylle, engineer carrying out survey of sites and structures of the Glasgow Corporation Loch Katrine Waterworks scheme for RCAHMS, Historic Scotland funded, December 2007.

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