Temple Gas Works

Location type

Works

Name and dates

Temple Gas Works (1871-1964)

Served by the Stobcross Railway.

Description

This gas works was opened by the Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Gas Company. Glasgow Corporation bought the works in 1891, naming it Gasworks No 4. Also known as Anniesland Gas Works.

The works was provided with coal by rail. The first siding was from Knightswood South Junction and approached the works from the west. A second, and private line, opened after the works came into joint ownership with the Dawsholm Gas Works approached through a low tunnel (Dawsholm-Temple Gas Works Tunnel) from the east. The third was a branch of the Glasgow Central Railway and appoached through tunnel and cutting from the east. The three were connected within the works.

The gas works no longer produces gas but is noteworthy for its two large gasholders.

Tags

Gas works

Aliases

Anniesland Gas Works

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
04/06/2020


Dates

  /  /1900Glasgow Central Railway
(Date is a guess.) Branch from Dawsholm over the River Kelvin and through the cut-and-cover Dawsholm Tunnel to Temple Gas Works opened to minerals.
  /  /1920Glasgow Central Railway
Dawsholm (excluded) to Temple Gas Works closed.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways