Designating part of the buildings at Glassford Waterworks, Strathaven

Closes 1 May 2024

Opened 13 Mar 2024


We are proposing to designate part of the buildings of the Glassford Waterworks as a listed building.

Glassford Waterworks, constructed in 1895, is a notable example of buildings associated with the provision of clean water in the late 19th century. The buildings survive largely in their original form and retain many of the features associated with their function as a water works. The wider setting has been partially altered but a number of ancillary features are retained, contributing our understanding of how the site would have originally operated. The buildings form part of a group of historic structures that are of social historical interest for what they can tell us about the supply of clean water to the district in the late-19th century and the municipal ambition of the period. 

Glassford Waterworks, south building, walls and gatepiers © HES 

We are now gathering views on our proposal to list this building at category C. 

To help you respond to the following survey, please read why we think these buildings at Glassword Waterworks meet the criteria for listing by downloading our Report of Handling [PDF, 259KB]. You can also download a copy of the proposed listing map [PDF, 294KB) 

How we designate listed buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest. A dedicated team researches and assesses all designation applications.

You can find out more about listed buildings in the Advice and Support section of the Historic Environment Scotland website, and read our Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019).

To merit listing, the structure must meet set listing criteria.

Find out about the listing process.

Why your views matter

We’d love to hear your thoughts and whether you agree with our proposal. You can do this by completing the short questionnaire below. We are also keen for any more information that you might have about the building/site, which will enhance our understanding of its significance and our record. 

This questionnaire usually takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

Find out what comments we consider and what happens next in our consultation guide or watch our Designations video.

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