King George V Dock

Location type


Name and dates

King George V Dock (1931-)

Opened on the Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway.


This dock is on the south bank of the River Clyde. Although it has lost its railway connection via Shieldhall Yard, it remains open.
The dock was built for goods, not minerals.

On the east side of the dock and its quayside warehousing was King George V Dock Platform.

Building of the dock severed the route of the Glasgow Corporation Tramways route along Renfrew Road. The portion to the west was renamed Old Renfrew Road and a new route for the road was built round the south of the dock. Land was taken to the west for further docks, which were not built. The new road also skirted round the south of this land.


Dock Goods

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

  /  /1914Clyde Navigation Trust
Shieldhall Dock and Tramways authorised. Authorisation includes permission to close up Renfrew Road. The dock would ultimately open in 1931, named the King George V Dock. Glasgow Corporation Tramways along Renfrew Road would require a deviation to the south to accommodate the dock.
  /  /1931Clyde Navigation Trust
Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway
Opening of the King George V Dock. The dock quaysides were served by lines of the Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway and Shieldhall Yard laid out from Cardonald North Junction.
04/04/1987Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway
King George V Dock to Cardonald North Junction (excluded) closed.

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