West Bank Old brick and Tile Works, Portobello, Edinburgh and Esperston, Midlothian 1770 – Westbank pottery was erected for Anthony Hillcoat 1803 – Hillcoat died. The business was taken son and son in law. Roof and drain tile were the initial products. 1825 – 1826 – D. McEwing, Brick and Tile Manufacturer, West Bank, Portobello 1825 –…
Aberlady or Ballencrieff Brick Works, Aberlady, Haddingtonshire
Below – 1799 – Map depicting ‘Brick Field’ at location of the Aberlady / Ballencrieff Brickworks.
Below – 1822 (or earlier) – Map depicting ‘Brick Field’ at location of the Aberlady / Ballencrieff Brickworks
1837 – George Reid – Brick and Tile Maker, Ballencrieff ( page 466)
1838 – Marquess of Tweeddale – Early trials of the inventor’s tile machine in 1838 at the works of Dean and Henderson at East Fenton and George Reid at Ballencrieff in the East Lothian were highly successful (Tweeddale MSS, 9 May 1838 and 10 May 1838).
Below – 02/05/1840 – Leeds Intelligencer – Suicide of Mr Burns residing at Aberlady Brickworks.
01/08/1845 – Glasgow Herald – Philip or Felix Rourk, was accused of wilful fire raising, in having, on the night of the 15th June last, set fire to a building near Aberlady Brick Work at Haddingtonshire, occupied by George Reid, Farmer at Ballencrieff and containing a large number of wheel barrows and tools which were burned. After examining a few witnesses the case was given up by the Public Prosecutor and a verdict of not guilty recorded.
1852 – Aberlady Tile Work, Aberlady, Haddington – George Reid
Below – 1853 – OS Map – Ballincrieff Brick and Tile Works
1861 – 1862 – Aberlady Tile Works
18/05/1863 – John Rodger was born at Aberlady Brick and Tile Works, Aberlady.
1867 – William Brodie – Brick and Tile Manufacturer, Aberlady.
13/11/1915 – Edinburgh Evening News – East Lothian holding sold – Another portion of Lord Elibands property in Aberlady Parish has just changed hands, the brickwork holding having been purchased by Mr G Sinclair, whose family have farmed it for several generations.