Found Guard Bridge This was found on the shoreline immediately behind the site of the old Eden Brickworks. Found alongside many Eden bricks, broken drainage tiles and pantiles. I have no doubt this would have been made at the works and dumped on the shore as waste / broken items or perhaps when the site…
Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge, St Andrews, Fife
10/04/1873 – Fife Herald – Burner ( first class) of experience wanted for a new brick and tile works shortly to be opened at Guardbridge near St Andrews. Must have a complete knowledge of all the branches and be able, if required, to take general superintendence. References as to character and ability to be addressed “A” 69, Office of this paper.
14/10/1875 – Fife Herald – The subscribers would invite the attention of landowners, farmers etc to their stock of drain pipes. They can with confidence recommend them on being a first class article. In sizes from 1 1/2″ to 15″ diameter. Price lists on application and goods forwarded to any Station on NB or Caledonian Railways. McLean & Cunningham, Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge.
1877 – Cunningham P. & C. Eden Brick & Tile Works, Guard Bridge, by Cupar
24/05/1877 – Fife Herald – Marriage – Charles Cunningham of Eden Brick Works, Guardbridge to Wilhelmia, youngest daughter of the late Fredrick Harris.
07/03/1878 – Fife Herald – Men wanted at Eden Brick Work, Guardbridge for kiln emptying and pipe making. Good wages. Apply at once to the works.
01/03/1881 – Dundee Courier – Dundee Sheriff Court – Sheriff Moncreiff has just issued an interlocutor confirming the decision of Sheriff Cheyne in the action at the instance of Messrs P. & C. Cunningham, brick and tilemakers, Guardbridge, against Mr William Nicoll, lime merchant and shipowner in Dundee. The interlocutor and note are as follows : “DUNDEE, 26th February, 1881.-The Sheriff having avizandum considered the debate on the defender’s appeal, together with the proof, and whole process, dismisses the appeal ; affirms the interlocutor of 22nd January, 1881, appealed against, and decerns. Finds the pursuer entitled to additional expenses, allows an account thereof to be given in, and remits the same when lodged to the auditor of Court to tax and report. (Signed) “HENRY J. MONCREIFF. ”
18/08/1881 – Dundee Courier – Drain pipes, bricks, roof tiles etc for sale – To be sold by Public roup at Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge, Fife on Monday 22nd current at 12 o’clock. The whole stock of drain pipes (various sizes) bricks, roof tiles and other effects.
11/05/1883 – Dundee Advertiser – Eden brick and tile works – The subscribers will receive written offers for the purchase of these works etc by private bargain all as formerly advertised. The greater proportion of the price may lie in the security of the property. Alexander Tosh, Accountant, Dundee
20/02/1885 – Dundee Advertiser – Eden brick and tile works and land for sale. There will be a exposed for sale by public roup withing the office of Shield and Kyd, solicitors, 8 Euclid Street, Dundee on Friday 20th day of February 1885 at one o’clock afternoon ( unless disposed of by private bargain), the works well known as Eden brick and tile works, Guardbridge, Fife together with the whole working plant, gear and unexhausted clay. Also a field of arable land. The machinery is suitable in every aspect and in excellent working order and the clay is admirably adapted for both brick and pipe making. The railway siding gives easy and ample facility for loading. To ensure a sale the subjects will be exposed at a low upset price. ……..
1893 – 1896 – Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge, Fife. TO Leuchars