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Postby Smartalex » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:16 pm

There were plenty of Chemical Works and other Industrial Sites and works in Glasgow most of which are now gone but like this one in Dennistoun some parts still remain:-
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Building Remains:-
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Silo Supports:-
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Gatehouse On Duke Street:-
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Partially Buried Store Rooms:-
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Inside the Store Rooms:- (There is a bed frame inside)
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Postby My Kitten » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:22 pm

I'll try and scan a copy of a map i have that shows some of these works, if i can get near the scanner tomorrow
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Postby Smartalex » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:23 pm

Tunnel:-
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Inside the tunnel:-
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Wooden Rail Tunnel:-
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Tunnel Gates and Street Lamp:-
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Weighbridge:-
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Stairs to Nowhere:-
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Postby Smartalex » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:30 pm

Foundations:-
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Disused tunnel:-
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Slipway Leading to an Iron Ramp:-
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Iron Ramp Leading to Steel Door:-
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Steel Door Leading to Stone Cove:-
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Stone Cove:-
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Postby Smartalex » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:43 pm

And Finally a Google Earth Map of the Site in operation:-
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Any other site's like this chemical or industrial, Because of the sites unusual location and swampland like surroundings it hasn't been developed yet and has been empty for a while now so I don't see much happening in the future.

I am also unable to find out the name of the company which owned the site and what they actually produced the only thing that identifies it is a sign in the Forge Retail Park which points to Chemical Works (Private Road).

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Postby gordon » Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:07 am

Where is that in relation to Duke St, The Forge etc?

I'm looking at all these old industrial sites as part of my thesis, i might chav down and have a swatch about.
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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:06 am

I hope you were not in there on your own, Alex, looks well seedy not to mention dangerous.
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Postby AMcD » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:51 am

It's N.W. of the Forge.

Here's another (older) view from flashearth.

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=55.856121&lon=-4.206309&z=18&r=271&src=aska

Excellent photos BTW Alex.
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Postby Smartalex » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:58 pm

gordon wrote:Where is that in relation to Duke St, The Forge etc?

Access to the site is only available from a road behind the B&Q in the Forge Retail Park, A wee bit of puddle jumping is needed but it isn't that hard to get into.

HollowHorn wrote:I hope you were not in there on your own, Alex, looks well seedy not to mention dangerous.

I was there on my own. :oops: It was a bit creepy but I didn't try climbing anything and kept to the solid ground, A fox in a bush did make me S**t myself but otherwise it was o.k.

Thanks for the concern HH. :wink:

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Postby John » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:05 pm

Smartalex wrote:
gordon wrote:Where is that in relation to Duke St, The Forge etc?

Access to the site is only available from a road behind the B&Q in the Forge Retail Park, A wee bit of puddle jumping is needed but it isn't that hard to get into.

HollowHorn wrote:I hope you were not in there on your own, Alex, looks well seedy not to mention dangerous.

I was there on my own. :oops: It was a bit creepy but I didn't try climbing anything and kept to the solid ground, A fox in a bush did make me S**t myself but otherwise it was o.k.

Thanks for the concern HH. :wink:

And Cheers AMcD. :)


You need to be careful Alex in case you have an accident. Always make sure someone knows where you are and what time you are expected back when doing solo UE.

Having said that I was always wandering around derelict buildings on my own but we all know better now.

It looks like a fascinating place, I am down that way a lot (B&Q :twisted: :twisted: ) and will have a look once the weather clears up a bit.

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Postby Alycidon » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:57 pm

RCAHMS has several chemical works listed with images on line. I think that this is the one through the bridge from the site Smartalex visited

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Postby DickyHart » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:39 pm

good one alex, enjoyed them photos.
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Postby pwm437 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:56 pm

Smartalex wrote:And Finally a Google Earth Map of the Site in operation:-
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Any other site's like this chemical or industrial, Because of the sites unusual location and swampland like surroundings it hasn't been developed yet and has been empty for a while now so I don't see much happening in the future.

I am also unable to find out the name of the company which owned the site and what they actually produced the only thing that identifies it is a sign in the Forge Retail Park which points to Chemical Works (Private Road).

:)
The works are at 694 Duke Street and were opened in 1851 by John Garroway and were known as the Netherfield Chemical Works. The site was vacated a couple of years ago when the firm moved to grangemouth
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Postby Smartalex » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:00 pm

Great help PWM, where did you get the info I was looking for stuff about it but could't find anything. 8)
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Postby pwm437 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:02 pm

Smartalex wrote:Great help PWM, where did you get the info I was looking for stuff about it but could't find anything. 8)


Try John Hume's book 'The Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow'. For anyone interested in Glasgow's industrial past this is a must. Out of print now and can be pricey (circa £25) second hand.
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