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Glasgow, Provan Road, Provan Gasworks

Gas Works (19-20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Provan Road, Provan Gasworks

Classification Gas Works (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Provan Gas Works; Provanmill

Canmore ID 45018

Site Number NS66NW 30

NGR NS 62250 66600

NGR Description Centred NS 62250 66600

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS66NW 30.00 centred 62250 66600

Location formerly cited as NS 621 666.

NS66NW 30.01 NS 62020 66265 Gasholder

NS66NW 30.02 NS 62115 66310 Gasholder

For (adjacent) Provanmill Chemical Works (centred NS 623 669), see NS66NW 459.

For barrage balloon site (NS c. 6201 6648) within the area of the gasworks, see NS66NW 385.

Provan Gas Works, Provan Road, built 1900-4 for Glasgow Corporation Gas Dept, William Foulis, engineer, and greatly extended after 1919. Dominated by two gasholders, each 280ft [85.4m] in diameter, the main parts of the works are modern, though one- and two-storey red brick stores, offices and workshops survive from earlier phases of development. There is a particularly neat gatehouse with a red sandstone pedimented front.

Vertical retorts were installed before 1914; there is a chemical works at the plant.

J R Hume 1974.

This gasworks is not noted as such on the 1954 and 1960 editions of the relevant OS 1:1250 map sheets. What are evidently gasholders are depicted at NS 62020 66265 and NS 62115 66310 respectively.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 December 2005.

Architecture Notes


'Glasgow Corporation Gas Department' Glasgow, 1949 p.12. Missing at time of upgrade 7.8.2000


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