Archaeology Archives - Ediston

A Piece of Glasgow’s Industrial Heritage set to be Unearthed at Crown Street

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One of the first aspects of work that will be completed at our residential development on Crown Street and Cathcart Road will be to complete a programme of Archaeological works on site. The site was once home to the Govan Ironworks, constructed between 1830 and 1840 by the Dixon family, complete with the world’s first ever purpose built blast furnace. In fact there are thought to be the remnants of 6 blast furnaces still situated on the site below the current ground levels – vast structures each with walls more than half a meter thick. A scheme of investigation and recording of these structures has been agreed with West of Scotland Archaeology Services, to be implemented during the early stages
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