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Stonebyres Hydro-electric Power Station

Hydroelectric Power Station (20th Century)

Site Name Stonebyres Hydro-electric Power Station

Classification Hydroelectric Power Station (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Stonebyres Hydroelectric Scheme; River Clyde; Stonebyres Falls; Falls Of Clyde

Canmore ID 93041

Site Number NS84SE 99

NGR NS 85023 44157

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Lanark
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS84SE 99.00 85023 44157

Location formerly cited as NS 8501 4415, and also as NS8501 4415 and 8501 4402.

NS84SE 99.01 NS c. 8506 4418 to NS c. 8552 4405 aqueduct

NS84SE 99.02 NS 85056 44178 surge tank

NS84SE 99.03 NS 85511 44022 weir, sluice and footbridge

For access bridge (adjacent to W), see NS84SW 42.

Not to be confused with Bonnington Hydro-electric Power Station (NS 88397 41672), for which see NS84SE 131.00.

Power Station [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1985.

(Location cited as NS 850 442). Stonebyres power station is very similar to that at Bonnington (NS84SE 131.00).

J R Hume 1976.

This power station is situated on the N bank of the River Clyde, about 0.5km downstream from the Stonebyres Falls [name: NS 853 440].

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 February 2006.

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Desk Based Assessment (23 June 2017)

Stonebyres Hydro-electric Power Station, located about 0.5km downstream from Stonebyres Falls near Kirkfieldbank on the NW bank of the River Clyde, was built in 1927. It is one of two stations that made up the Lanark Hydro Electric Scheme, the other being Bonnington Power Station (NS84SE 131) just above Bonnington Linn in New Lanark. They are the oldest hydro-electric stations in the UK electricity industry. Stonebyres station is powered by the head of water created by Stonebyres Linn. There is no dam, but instead there is a tilting weir above the falls which regulates the flow of the river. It has a capacity to generate 6MW of electricity and was automated in the 1970s.

Information from HES Survey and Recording (AMcC) 23 June 2017.

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