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Glasgow, Thornliebank, Main Street, Thornliebank Print Works

Printing Works (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Thornliebank, Main Street, Thornliebank Print Works

Classification Printing Works (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Speirsbridge Business Park

Canmore ID 187423

Site Number NS55NW 91

NGR NS 54606 59345

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish Eastwood (Eastwood)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Eastwood
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS55NW 91 546 592

NS 5461 5924 (centred on) Watching brief between September 2004 and February 2005 of proposed development of industrial unit in which a dye, bleach and print works had once stood, before demolition in 1975. Although demolition had removed most of the structural remains across the site several sections of walls and concrete floor surfaces survived along with materials indicative of later use of the site by the MOD as a storage depot. Geotechnical test pitting revealed structural remains below the present ground surface relating to surface and sub-surface remains of the dye works. These remains consisted of floor deposits, and segments of the culverted Auldhouse burn. The upstanding remains consisted of an embanked railway incline, and a probable junction with sidings. Parts of the site were heavily contaminated and access to these areas was prohibited.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS. Report lodged with WoSAS SMR and NMRS.

Sponsor: MCM Architects.

K McLelland and C Miller, 2006.

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