Basic Site Details

Name: Falls of Clyde, Bonnington Power Station
Town, district or village: Lanark
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: With tank and pipes. Turbines by English Electric Co Ltd

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Clyde Valley Power Station  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Power station  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119251927Build/constructionCompletion by Winter 1927


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 5(Sir) Edward MacCollEngineerB19251927With advice from the Amenity Committee consisting of the Earl of Hume, Sir John Maxwell of Pollok and Sir Robert Lorimer
Item 2 of 5(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectC19251927 
Item 3 of 5Messrs Buchan & Partners D19251927Drew up plans and specifications
Item 4 of 5(Sir) William Arrol & Co LtdArchitectural practice, EngineersE19251927Acted as civil engineering contractors
Item 5 of 5James Taylor ThomsonArchitect 1927 Completed by Winter 1927


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Clyde Valley Electrical Power Co1926Harnessing the Falls of Clyde   
Item 2 of 4Hume, John R1977The Industrial Archaeology of ScotlandVol1 The Lowlands and BordersLondon: BT Batsford Ltd 
Item 3 of 4McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp197
Item 4 of 4Paxton, Rowland, and Shipway, Jim2007Civil Engineering Heritage Scotland Lowlands and Borders  pp228-9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Archive: the Quarterly Journal for British Industr199714 pp17-27 (Article by David Eve)
Item 2 of 3Scotsman17 March 1953  James Taylor Thomson obituary
Item 3 of 3The Times31 March 1927   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51727 
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 43551 (Bound plans and sections of Lanarkshire hydro-electric power schemes near Bonnington and Nemphlar and Stonebyres Falls (1923-24)