Excavations at Summerlee Ironworks, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

John Lewis (Author)

K Murdoch (Author)


Keyword(s):
Furnace Arches, Metal, Blast Furnaces, Artefacts, Metal Working Debris, Metal Fragments Tools, Engine House Boiler Bases
Location(s):
Coatbridge; North Lanarkshire; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
modern, 19th century

Abstract


Excavations within Summerlee Heritage Park, Coatbridge in the late 1980s revealed extensive remains of the Summerlee Ironworks, founded in 1836. These included the bases of four furnaces, five heating stoves, an engine house, a boiler house and several underground flues together with numerous ancillary structures and features and elements of a chemical recovery plant. Although most of the excavated remains were associated with various stages of remodelling and upgrading, a significant number appeared to date from the early years of the works.

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Published
30-11-2008
How to Cite
Lewis, J., & Murdoch, K. (2008). Excavations at Summerlee Ironworks, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 137, 501-530. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9710
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