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tunnel shafts on old map

Postby toomse » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:10 pm

Came across a couple of tunnel shafts in the area of Keppochhill Road highlighted on this old map while browsing the route of the St Enoch Burn

http://www.nls.uk/maps/townplans/glasgow_1_centre.html
reference square: V1.7.17 (west of Keppochhill Road)
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reference square: V1.7.12 (east of Keppochhill Road)
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby BenCooper » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:01 pm

Mineshafts, maybe? The MItchell has a map of old capped mineshafts - there's absolutely loads of them...
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby toomse » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:49 pm

thanks Ben

I’m surprised this possibility hasn’t been explored by the more intrepid members already

Can you access the map online or do you have to make a personal request?
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby BenCooper » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:09 pm

I don't think it's online - I went along in person and they were very helpful about digging out piles of maps. I was looking for tunnels and culverts, though, which weren't shown...
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby rotten milk » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:15 pm

is the first one maybe a ventilation shaft for the railway tunnels into buchanan street?
second one would imply something else going on, i.e. steam engine pumping water, perhaps, with the shaft ventilating any tunnels underneath?
just going by other old maps i've seen, but if it's a mineshaft, it's usually called something like that.
'tunnel' shaft to me implies ventilation, maybe access for a 'horizontal' feature, like a tunnel/channel/drain etc.
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby toomse » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:30 am

here’s another one I came across by chance just of Balmore Road

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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby toomse » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:57 pm

another two north of Castlebay Drive, Milton
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby toomse » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:27 am

Boghead Road, High Gallowhill
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just south of previous on Crosshill Road
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby toomse » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:40 am

tunnel at site of former Yoker Power Station
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comparing this site plan with the OS map there’s an area where the tunnel ran that’s not below the new housing
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby BenCooper » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:13 pm

The one near Balmore Road has a matching one the other side of Balmore Road, about at the intersections of the lines of Knapdale Street and Haywood Street. An 1894 map shows two decent-sized spoil heaps right next to the railway. Looks like a small coal mine.

Looking around some old maps I've layered onto Google Earth, there's also:

- An old level at the south-western end of the Western Necropolis - this had a "mineral railway" connecting it to the main line.
- An old shaft just west of Wellgrove St in Anniesland.
- An old shaft just south of Kilbride St, on a line with Logan St.
- An old shaft just north of the south end of Ashgill Road.
- A triangle of three more old shafts in Possil - one just north of Haywood St, east of Ashgill Pl., one directly south of that, just north of the dismantled railway, and one a bit east, just north of Possil Junction, the junction of the two dismantled railways.
- An old shaft just the other side of the canal from Firhill Park, in a south-easterly direction.
- An old shaft in the middle of nowhere, other side of the canal from Lochfauld Road.

I'm sure there are lots more - they're marked in several different ways on these maps, so are quite tricky to spot :)
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby dazed_and_confused » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:42 am

toomse wrote:Boghead Road, High Gallowhill
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just south of previous on Crosshill Road
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I think these air shafts are vents from where the park burn is piped down into Lenzie Loch. I could be wrong, but I seem to remember there being another vent further north, on the other side of Boghead road.
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Re: tunnel shafts on old map

Postby toomse » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:28 am

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