North Spiers Wharf

Location type


Name and dates

North Spiers Wharf (1847-1964)

Opened on the Port Dundas Branch (Caledonian Railway).


A long siding from St Rollox Depot (the Port Dundas Branch (Caledonian Railway)) terminated on North Spiers Wharf alongside the former Forth and Clyde Canal Company office, Port Dundas Sugar Refinery and City of Glasgow Grain Mills. Both were latterly used as bonded warehousing by the Argyll Bonding Company.

The siding from St Rollox Depot crossed the canal by two swing bridges at Port Dundas to reach this point. One of these survives, Port Dundas Swing Bridge.

The track has been lifted and warehouses restored as flats.

'North' refers to the north bank of the canal rather than the northern part of Port Dundas, the opposite bank is South Spiers Wharf.

The quays are named for Archibald Spiers (1758-1832) of Elderslie, one of the canal company directors. This part of the canal was an extension from Hamiltonhill Basin opened between in 1790.

From an early date both the spellings 'Spiers' and 'Speirs' were used interchangeably, but 'Spiers' was generally used more historically (eg entries in the Ordnance Survey Name Books, pre 1930s maps) and 'Speirs' more recently. (A similar situation existed with Spiersbridge, a short lived station also known as Speirsbridge.)


Sidings canal basin


North Speirs Wharf

External links

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

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Cowcaddens [Subway]
St Georges Cross [Subway]
Buchanan Street
Charing Cross [GC and DR]
Buchanan Street [Subway]
Glasgow (Townhead)
Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Glasgow Queen Street High Level
Kelvinbridge [Subway]
Kelvin Bridge
Glasgow Central
Glasgow Central Low Level
St Rollox [2nd]
City of Glasgow Grain Mills and Stores
Port Dundas Power Station
Port Dundas Sugar Refinery
Glasgow Saw Mills
Milton Foundry
Elmbank Foundry
Phoenix Iron Works [2nd]
Rotterdam Wharf [Port Dundas]
South Spiers Wharf
Leith Wharf [Port Dundas]
Hamburgh Wharf [Port Dundas]
Carron Wharf [Port Dundas]
Hamiltonhill Timber Basin
London Wharf [Port Dundas]
Dundashill Distillery
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.