Temple Gasometers

Temple Gasworks was built in 1871 for the Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Gas Company, and when Glasgow Corporation decided to centralise gas supply it was bought by the city in 1891. The rest of the gasworks, and the linked Dalsholm gasworks, are now gone, but these two lovely three-lift gasholders remain. They’ve not moved for years, but they’re still kept as backups.

The one I climbed was built in 1893, is 240ft across, and can hold 5 million cubic feet of gas – the other was built in 1900, is 220ft across, and holds 4 million cubic feet. When built, this was the second-largest gas storage facility in the country.

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