One example of uses Coatbridge' iron was put to included armour plating for British ships fighting in the Crimean War.
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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.
In 1641 the parish of Monklands was divided between New Monkland (present day Airdrie) and Old Monkland (present day Coatbridge).
However, 'a visit to the large Gartsherrie works is one of the sights of a lifetime'.
Most of the town's population lived in tight rows of terraced houses built under the shadow of the iron works. Living conditions for most were appalling, tuberculosis was rife.
The place name Coatbridge first appears on a number of 19th century maps, although Roy's 1750 map notes 'Cottbrig' as a hamlet in the Old Monkland area.
Older Scots 'Cot(t)' (cottage) and 'brig' (bridge).
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