Calder Iron Works

Location type


Name and dates

Calder Iron Works (1800-1921)


Formed by William Dixon (Senior) of Govanhill (1753-1822) in 1801 with David Mushet. The works was served by the ^Dixon^s Cut^ of the Monkland Canal.


Iron works

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /  /1801David Mushet
David Mushet, manager and builder of the Calder Iron Works, discovers blackband ironstone on the Cairnhill Estate at Cairnhill Old Mill.
  /  /1801Calder Iron Works
Calder Iron Works under construction.
  /  /1801William Dixon (Senior)
Buys bankrupt Calder Iron Works.
  /  /1803William Dixon (Senior)
Becomes sole owner of Calder Iron Works.
  /  /1804William Dixon (Senior)
Purchases Calder Iron Works from David Mushet, who stays as manager.
  /  /1824Calder Ironworks Waggonway
Opened from Calder Iron works to Monkland Canal.