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Tidal Weir, Glasgow Green, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.852 / 55°51'7"N

Longitude: -4.2457 / 4°14'44"W

OS Eastings: 259511

OS Northings: 664374

OS Grid: NS595643

Mapcode National: GBR 0NP.DY

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.R5FL

Plus Code: 9C7QVQ23+RP

Entry Name: Tidal Weir, Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Listing Name: 4 Florence Street/ Glasgow Green, Weir and Pipe Bridge

Listing Date: 16 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377880

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33835

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Southside Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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A caul (weir) to control the water level upstream was first built 1852. Present successor structure, comprising moving sluice gates plus bridges carrying pipes, is of principally 2 building periods.

a. Handsome, classical, red ashlar piers and abutments built 1896-1901 to design of A B MacDonald, city engineer, part of an arrangement which overall was essentially similar to that now existing, and on which Sir Benjamin Baker was consulted.

b. 2 parallel and identical bridges, each carrying a services pipe, linked at top and with decking; all steelwork supplied by Ransomes and Rapier, Ltd., of Ipswich (inscribed plate, dated 1945), and completed 1949.

Statement of Interest

One of the only examples in Scotland of a moveable river-control weir, another also by Ransome and Rapier is at the Falls of the Clyde above Bonnington Power Station, Near Lanark, 1926, this marks the limit of the tidal part of the Clyde. It is a technically significant element in the management of a very important river.

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