Sites and Monument Record: Falkirk Gas Works (SMR 1927)

Demolished c 2008.
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The site to the east of the Etna Foundry was acquired by Falkirk Town Council in 1904 and a light railway constructed into it. Development began on the northern part of the site, next to the Forth & Clyde Canal. Two large gas holders were subsequently built on the southern side.
In 1904 Falkirk Burgh Council had purchased the gas works at Bainsford bridge, paying £77,000 for the plant and pipes. Production was transferred to the Etna Road site in 1906 where it was easier to bring in the large quantities of coal required. By 1910 it was producing 196 million cubic feet of gas per annum, which rose to over 1,000 million in the site's final years. The plant is said to have had the largest example of vertical retort gas production in Scotland outside the cities. In 1963 the grid system brought production to an end and in 1969 the works was demolished.
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NS 8955 8126


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