Coatbridge is a town with real character. Burrell, Kathy and Panikos Panayi (2003). Situated 9 miles (14.4 km) east of Glasgow, 3 miles (5 km) west of Airdrie in the parish of Old Monkland and within North Lanarkshire, the former industrial town of Coatbridge once boasted 'more blast furnaces than any other town in Scotland. This The growth of the steel industry (in nearby Motherwell) had also led to a start of a decline in demand for the pig iron Coatbridge produced. We have many extensive This is the full directory of all the men who died in the Great War as listed on the cenotaph in Langloan, Coatbridge. From 1826, Coatbridge was linked to other towns through railways that carried both passengers and freight, and which culminated in a total of ten passenger stations in the town at one time earning it the title of 'The Charing Cross of Scotland'. Lanarkshire to be transported to Glasgow. grain, especially wheat. By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, ©2020 black district, where nature's surface is scarified and loaded with rubbish A new clock tower, which looks as if it was designed on the back of a beer mat, marks the town centre, a throwaway gesture compounded by the addition of some appalling public art-cum street furniture". Coatbridge rests some 200 feet below the ‘Slamannan plateau’ which neighbouring Airdrie sits on the edge of. It also represents perhaps the most spectacular, dramatic and, literally, awful, flowering of the industrial revolution in Scotland. But then ironstone was One source states 'Coatbridge' is either derived from the Middle English 'cote', (cottage) or from the Old Welsh 'coed' meaning 'wood'. Coatbridge is a town in Lanarkshire, about 10 miles east of Glasgow city centre, set amongst the central Lowlands. text, which we have not corrected because we wish to maintain its integrity. These homes were often owned by their employers. [32] grain, especially wheat. New villages are springing up almost every month, and it is impossible to keep place with the march of prosperity and the increase of the population. J & J Keay, HarperCollins Publishers, p.175, Sport and the Contestation of Ethnic Identity: Football and Irishness in Scotland in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies - Joseph M. Bradley (2006) p.15, Scottish Burgh and County Heraldry – RM Urqhuart. J & J Keay, HarperCollinsPublishers, pg. Bank Street, Coatbridge War Memorial 55°51′28″N 4°02′36″W  /  55.857832°N 4.043221°W  / 55.857832; -4.043221  ( Bank Street, Coatbridge War Category C(S) Tennent, William Bain and Co., and the Coatbridge Engineering Company. A circle of Bronze Age stone coffins was found on the Drumpellier estate in 1852. In 2007 Coatbridge was awarded Prospect architecture magazine’s carbuncle award for being the ‘most dismal town in Scotland’. Things had improved very little by 1894, with Coatbridge being spectacular, dramatic and, literally, awful, flowering of the industrial [11], The “Monklands” area inherited its name after the area was granted to the Cistercian monks of Newbattle Abbey[12] by Malcolm IV in 1162. The bulk of the remaining surrounding areas consist of various twentieth-century local authority housing buildings. Older Scots 'Cot(t)' (cottage) and 'brig' (bridge). [13] The Monks mined coal and farmed the land until the time of the reformation when the land was taken from them and given to private landowners. Fire, smoke and Urban Aid grants, European Union grants and, more recently, Social Inclusion Partnership's have attempted to breathe new life into Coatbridge. Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland (1994) Eds. temporarily.

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