Lindsay & Anderson Lilliehill Fire Clay Works Dunfermline

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Lilliehill Fire-clay Works, Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife.

Lindsay and Anderson were established in 1867 and were based at Lillie Hill Fire Clay and Terra Cotta works, Dunfermline, Scotland where they manufactured an extensive range of clay products for the building trade as well as decorative items including vases and pedestals, fountains, statuary and rustic furniture.


Little survives of Lilliehill Fireclay Works, which was situated in the Y of a railway junction to the E of Cairncubie Road. The works are depicted as roofed on the 2nd edition of the OS 25-inch map (Fifeshire, 1896, sheet xxxiv.12) but disused on the subsequent revisions of 1913 and 1938. The only structure now standing on the site is part of a brick-built building (one brick found in situ was stamped J & M Craig Ltd, Lilliehill, Dunfermline). The works lasted from 1873 to the 1920’s and the site was cleared (demolished) in the 1970’s (Douglas and Oglethorpe 1993).  A quarry to the N has been largely filled in and reclaimed. (Cleish 91.147). Visited by RCAHMS (SH), 6 September 1991.

05/12/1877 – Dundee Courier – Notice to Architects, Builders and Contractors – Lindsay & Anderson, Lilliehill Fire Clay Works, Dunfermline beg to intimate that they have opened their depot at East Dock Street, Dundee (foot of peep o’day lane) where a large stock of goods will be kept, including sewerage pipes, bends, branches and sanitary appliances, vent linings, chimney cans, fire and composition bricks, flue covers , paving tiles, Kinnaird bricks, troughs, mangers, and other fire clay goods. Goods made to order and to any design. All orders punctually attended to.

1878 – Lilliehill Fire Clay Co – Park Lane, Paisley – Archibald Mclauchlan Agent

31/07/1879 – Dundee Courier – Highland and Agricultural Show, Perth – Stand 122 – Lindsay and Anderson, Lilliehill Fireclay and Terracotta Works, Dunfermline have a display of fountains, vases, statuary and garden ornaments, cattle troughs, sewerage pipes, chimney cans etc  – Depot in Dundee, East Dock Street.

20/01/1883 – Glasgow Herald –  Pit rails about 400 yards wanted. State price per ton delivered. Robert Lindsay & Co, Lilliehill Fire Clay Works, Dunfermline.


LILLIE-HILL FIRE-CLAY AND TERRA COTTA WORKS.—Messers. Lindsay & Anderson began these now extensive works on 7th May, 1867.  About 100 persons are employed at the works.  Here terra cotta work of the finest quality is manufactured; sewerage pipes, fire bricks and many other articles made from clay are turned out in large quantities, and sent to the most distant parts of the kingdom, as also to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and ports on the Black Sea, &c.  The works are about two miles north east of Dunfermline. – Source 

Lindsay & Anderson Lilliehill Fire Clay Works Dunfermline

Below – 1877 – Advert Lindsay & Anderson, Lilliehill Fire Clay & Terracotta Works, Dunfermline


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