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Latitude: 55.8585 / 55°51'30"N
Longitude: -4.2832 / 4°16'59"W
OS Eastings: 257188
OS Northings: 665167
OS Grid: NS571651
Mapcode National: GBR 0DM.TM
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.50MN
Plus Code: 9C7QVP58+9P
Entry Name: Tunnel Street To Plantation Place, Harbour Tunnel, Glasgow
Listing Name: 28 Tunnel Street, Glasgow Harbour Tunnel, Otherwise Known As Finnieston Tunnel, Shaft and Rotunda
Listing Date: 17 March 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376783
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33203
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
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 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 two 16' diameter vehicle tunnels at base. Steel framed dome, slate and glazed roof.
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. Southern rotunda; see Ward 51 100 Govan Road.
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