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A southeastern suburb of the City of Glasgow, Carmyle lies on the north bank of the River Clyde, 4 miles (7 km) southeast of the city centre and south of Mount Vernon. Dating from the 13th Century, the village of Carmyle developed in association with meal mills established by the Bishops of Glasgow. It later expanded with the building of a muslin factory in 1761 and in the 1780s iron smelting works were founded following the discovery of ironstone in the area. In 1829 the Clyde Ironworks was the first to use the hot blast process invented by James Neilson.

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