Listed Building

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BIGGAR GASWORKSLB22172

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
07/05/1980
Supplementary Information Updated
06/06/2017
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Burgh
Biggar
NGR
NT 3880 37687
Coordinates
303880, 637687

Description

Erected by joint stock company 1839 onwards. Plant structures mainly stone built include:-

Exhauster House circa 1914 with condenser, probably original and plant of 1914. Retort House from 1912 with 9 hand fired horizontal retorts by Westwood and Wright Ltd Brierley Hill.

2 gasholders, original one recently rebuilt but retains early triform latticed hoisting posts. 2nd holder rebuilt 1914. Castings for water tanks under holders of early date.

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Related Designations

  1. GAS SHOWROOMS, GASWORKS ROAD.LB22170

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
    Designated
  2. Biggar GasworksSM90322

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
    Status
    Removed

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

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