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- Category: B
- Date Added: 17/03/1986
- Local Authority: Glasgow
- Planning Authority: Glasgow
- Burgh: Glasgow
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 57072 64951
- Coordinates: 257072, 664951
Simpson and Wilson, engineers, designed 1888, Alex Finlay and Co, structural engineers contractors for rotundas. Built 1890-5. One of 2 rotundas constructed over the shafts giving access to the 2 vehicular tunnels and 1 pedestrian tunnel under the Clyde. 16-bay rotunda over 80' diameter shaft. Brick with stone cornices and cills. Arched windows divided by brick pilasters carrying stone cornice and brick parapet.
Vehicle entrance 5 cast-iron Corinthian columns carrying steel girders. 2 arched pedestrian entrances at North lead down timber stairs on steel girders to 5-bay timber pilastered ticket office and into tunnel. Steel girder crosspiece spans the lift shaft, 72' deep with 2 16' diameter vehicle tunnels at base.
Steel framed dome, slate and glazed roof. W of Rotunda: 1 storey brick building, with arched door leading to a now demolished annexe and a large arch to N, 2 arched windows and 1 arched door to E. White enamel brick interior. Slate roof and ridge ventilator.
Statement of Special Interest
Glasgow Harbour Tunnel Co, authorised in 1889, closed in 1907 due to losses. Reopened 1912. Bought by Corporation 1926. Vehicle tunnels closed 1940. Cupola and weathervane are missing from dome. Northern rotunda see Ward 18, 28 Tunnel Street.
SR Archives AGN 585 A3/3/122 (1888) TD 492/1 (Finlay's Catalogue with section of rotunda p.82). Hume, (1974), p.231 and plate 72.
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