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Latitude: 55.8565 / 55°51'23"N
Longitude: -4.285 / 4°17'5"W
OS Eastings: 257072
OS Northings: 664951
OS Grid: NS570649
Mapcode National: GBR 0DN.GB
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.42T5
Plus Code: 9C7QVP48+J2
Entry Name: South Rotunda, Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow
Listing Name: 100 Govan Road, Glasgow Harbour Tunnel, Otherwise Known As Finnieston Tunnel Shaft and Rotunda
Listing Date: 17 March 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377274
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33528
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Govan
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 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.
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.
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