South Bank Iron Works

Location type

Works


Names and dates

Star Foundry (1861-1867)
South Bank Iron Works (1867-1981)

Served by the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.


Description

This foundry was established on the south bank of the Forth and Clyde Canal in 1861/2 by Alexander Smith, formerly of the Sun Foundry [Glasgow]. It was separated from the Canal Bank by Southbank Road.

The works was served by a siding from the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway which ran from the Kirkintilloch Basin depot north east to the works.

After the death of Smith the works was renamed the South Bank Iron Works in 1867, taken over by Cameron and Roberton.

The works expanded southwards.

The railway closed in 1966 and the works in 1981.

The site was cleared and is now housing and a supermarket.

02/01/2019

Tags

Iron works

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
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