Industrial Glasgow M74

The Birth of Industrial Glasgow

The archaeology of the M74


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Product Description

by Michael Nevell 

Winner of the Association for Industrial Archaeology award for Best Commercial Publication, awarded at the AIA Conference 2017

Nominated for Current Archaeology’s Book of the Year 2018

This book gives the authoritative overview and synthesis of the M74 Completion Project, and marks a milestone in studies of the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. The excavations examined massive complexes such as the Govan Iron Works and the Caledonian Pottery, as well as engineering works, foundries, lime works and a textile mill. The project was a collaborative exercise between archaeologists, architectural and archival historians. The massive size of the project necessitated innovative new methods. A series of feature articles highlight just some of the work of the many post-excavation specialists who studied the artefacts, products and manufacturing-waste recovered from the excavations.

The authors and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledge funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Environment Scotland. hes-logo-stacked-1


Additional Information

Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 245 x 308 mm


Number Of Pages





more than 130

Publication Date

8 July 2016


Andrea Smith; Frank Meddens

Subject Fields

Industrial Archaeology


  1. :

    The vibrant world of industrial Glasgow shows through this book on every page. Throughout the book there are features by specialists who explain and illustrate case studies and fascinating data sets in an easily understood style.

  2. :

    This book is an important milestone in the publication of the work done on large excavated industrial sites.

  3. :

    The book skilfully takes a multidisciplinary approach, is packed with information, is beautifully illustrated with drawings and photographs throughout, and will appeal to the professional and interested reader alike.

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