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E P Dennison
Simon Stronach
Russel J Coleman
E P Dennison
The survey provides a synthesis of existing knowledge on historic Barrhead. Situated to the west of Glasgow in East Renfrewshire, Barrhead grew rapidly in the late-eighteenth century; it was close to the emerging commercial centres of Glasgow and Paisley and could rely on the Levern Water to power its textile industry. The valley in which the town grew also has a rich earlier history. The book identifies medieval sites and charts the development of the town from the scatter of fermtouns shown on early maps. It goes on to sketch the social history of a community shaped by the industrial revolution. Barrhead obtained Burgh status in 1893. By then the textile industry was diversifying into the other activities that give Barrhead its distinctive profile: iron and brass working and sanitary engineering. Provost Shanks oversaw some of the first municipal improvements in the Police Burgh. The authors look at the history and archaeological potential of key sites in the town, to inform the future management of Barrhead's historic environment.
2008
2000
1999
Richard Oram
P F Martin
Charles McKean
Tim Neighbour
A A Cathcart
2010
Chris Dalglish
Stephen T Driscoll
2009
E P Dennison
Gordon J Ewart
Dennis B Gallagher
Laura Stewart
E P Dennison
The book provides a synthesis of existing knowledge on historic Kilsyth in North Lanarkshire, charting the development of the town from the late 1500s, through the elevation of Kilsyth to a burgh of barony in 1620 and the subsequent expansion of the `new town', serving as a market and a centre of the textile industry, and outlining the urban growth of the Victorian era and the rapid changes of the last century. The authors look at the archaeological potential of key sites in the town, with the aim of providing guidelines for more detailed research and for the conservation of Kilsyth's heritage in relation to future development. Includes a glossary of technical terms.
2005
1999
Russel J Coleman
E P Dennison
1998
Elizabeth P D Torrie
Russel J Coleman
1999
 
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