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Copper Works, 143 Woodville Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Govan, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8551 / 55°51'18"N

Longitude: -4.3067 / 4°18'23"W

OS Eastings: 255708

OS Northings: 664834

OS Grid: NS557648

Mapcode National: GBR 08N.2W

Mapcode Global: WH3P7.T3D8

Plus Code: 9C7QVM4V+28

Entry Name: Copper Works, 143 Woodville Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 143 Woodville Street. Now Maritime House, Former Glasgow Engineering Works

Listing Date: 15 May 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376986

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33363

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Govan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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The E block of the offices are by R A Wightman, 1900
and the W by A Hamilton, circa 1910-14.
1) R A Wightman, 1900. 2-storey, 7-bay block, brick,
recently harled. Ground floor W finishing shop, central
door replaced by window, and E offices with corbelled
dentil cornice. 1st floor finishing shop, windows with
original glazing pattern. Dentil cornice, the bases of 2
wallhead chimneys and central curvilinear gable with
oculus. New roof tiles.
2) Arthur D Hamilton circa 1910-14, 3-storey offices,
brick, now harled, with red ashlar details. Entrance
under broken segmental pediment. Large arched window
with ashlar surround, fronts a fine stairwell with Art
Nouveau details. 7 ground and 8 1st floor sash and case
windows to the W. Dentil cornice. 3rd floor 5 segmental
pedimented dormer windows break eaves flanked by
asymmetrical gables, angular at E and curvilinear at W
with wallhead chimney. Art Nouveau bow window under
curvilinear gable. Part possibly dates from 1930. W
elevation brick. Gable end 2 3rd floor windows over a
larger recessed window. 2 windows to S are part of the
1903 steel-framed workshops, with brick side wall and
dentil cornice.

Statement of Interest

E block built for T Jack and Co., brass founders, bought

1903 by Blair Campbell McLean. This the largest copper

works in Scotland, supplied the brewing, distilling,

ship-building, sugar machinery and engineering industries.

The offices were internally refitted in 1923 and in 1930,

when the firm acquired McOnie, Harvey and Co, the need

to store many more drawings created a $2,000 addition to

the office.

The large steel-framed workshops to the rear were built

in 1900, 1903 and 1910 with a new iron foundry in 1922

and pattern shops in 1926 to the E. These are of

archaeological interest but not listed due to late date and

brick addition at W. Now storage.

Blairs Engineering later part of the Mirlees Watson group,

closed in 1983.

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