Excavations at Summerlee Ironworks, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
Furnace Arches, Metal, Blast Furnaces, Artefacts, Metal Working Debris, Metal Fragments Tools, Engine House Boiler Bases
Coatbridge; North Lanarkshire; Scotland; UK
modern, 19th century
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.