Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 88003 92412
288003, 692412

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Circa 1825. Approximately 79' tall glass cone. Squared and snecked octagonal raked base pierced on each face by archway. Upper part brick in English Garden Bond, staggered at 2 points internally. Open Neck.

Statement of Special Interest

The only glass cone surviving in Scotland. Only three others survive in the whole of the United Kingdom, that at Redhouse Glassworks, Stourbridge, West Midlands is now part of a museum. The glasswork was founded in 1750 by Lady Frances Erskine who brought glassworkers from Bohemia to supervise the building of the original cone (90' high 50' internal diameter at base) and train local workers. In 1825 the Edinburgh Glasgow and Alloa Glass Company extended the plant, and in the next two years built a further 3 cones (see NSA). A neighbouring cone, the Southern Glass Cone, survived until demolition in 1968. The Northern Cone was latterly enclosed by later structures but these were removed when its neighbour was demolished. The brick cone was constructed about a circular furnace on the ground. The glass manufacturing was carried out in the area around the furnace, while the cone served as a chimney with updraught created to keep temperatures high while carrying away the heat.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.



NMRS Detail Survey of neighbouring cone, now demolished. J L Carrel THE ALLOA GLASS WORK. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT Vol 8, p51.

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