Glasgow, Finnieston, 138 Elliot Street

Pottery Works (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Finnieston, 138 Elliot Street

Classification Pottery Works (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Verreville Pottery

Canmore ID 240592

Site Number NS56NE 3028

NGR NS 574 652

NGR Description Centred on NS 574 652

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (city Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56NE 3028 centred on NS 574 652

NS56NE 3028.00 Verreville Pottery

NS56NE 3028.01 Watching brief - uncovered industrial debris from the pottery

NS 574 652 (centre) Trial trenching was carried out in March 2002 on a site intended for development at the N end of Elliot Street. The work showed that the Verreville Pottery, established in the early 19th century, survived in the W part of the site, albeit much disturbed by modern activity. An important collection of ceramics was recovered during the evaluation, including ceramic patterns not previously identified as Verreville.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Cooper Cromar for Sovereign Properties.

G Brown 2002


Desk Based Assessment (October 2001)

Archaeological desk based study carried out on Glasgow Harbour by FIRAT Archaeological Services.

Archaeological Evaluation (18 December 2007 - 19 December 2007)

NS 5746 6523 An evaluation was undertaken on 18–19 December 2007. The western part of the site had previously been evaluated and shown to contain structural remains relating to the Verreville Pottery. The eastern part lay outside the mapped extent of the pottery in the 19th century. To test the archaeological potential of the eastern part of the site six test pits were excavated. The results confirmed the presence of up to 3m of modern overburden. A lens of material containing ceramics and kiln furniture was identified 2.3m

below the modern ground surface in one test pit. The pottery formed part of a more general accumulation of dumped 19th century material and did not form part of a well stratified or substantial area of dumping. The 19th-century deposits lay directly over naturally deposited sands and alluvial gravels.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: Cooper Cromar for Sovereign Properties Ltd

James McMeekin (Headland Archaeology Ltd), 2008


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