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Glengarnock Steelworks

Steel Works [19th Century]-[20th Century]

Site Name Glengarnock Steelworks

Classification Steel Works [19th Century]-[20th Century]

Alternative Name(s) Colvilles Ltd

Canmore ID 42215

Site Number NS35SW 18

NGR NS 32436 53275

NGR Description Centred on NS 32436 53275

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilbirnie
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS35SW 18 32436 53275

'...founded 1840, as an iron-smelting works, but dates in its present form from 1916-18, when re-constructed by David Colville & Sons. The steel-framed open-hearth melting shop and the rolling mill are substantially of that date, though the furnaces and machinery have been renewed and enlarged. The building of the Bessemer converter shop, built 1884, also survives."

J R Hume 1976


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