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. Biggar GasworksSM90322

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
    Status
    Removed
  2. GAS SHOWROOMS, GASWORKS ROAD.LB22170

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
    Designated

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