Coatbridge  Lanarkshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Coatbridge like this:

Coatbridge, town with ry. sta., Old Monkland par., N. Lanarkshire, 8¾ miles E. of Glasgow, 34 miles SW. of Edinburgh, and 385 miles NW. of London, pop. 17,500; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks; stands in a district rich in minerals, and is the centre of the iron trade of Scotland. In the neighbourhood are numerous blast furnaces, including those of Gartsherrie. Summerlee, Dundyvan, Langloan, and Calder. All the heavier metallurgical industries -- malleable iron, iron-wire, and tin-plates -- are extensively prosecuted.

Coatbridge through time

Coatbridge is now part of North Lanarkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Lanarkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Coatbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th September 2021

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