Sited close to the glassworks, and probably dates back to about 1750. An advertisement in the Stirling Journal of 20th July 1820 offers common brick at 30 shillings per thousand and firebricks at 70 shillings per thousand. The firebricks very superior having been fully proved in the strongest furnaces. It was managed by W &…
I believe that Alexander Thomson is the father of William Thomson as per the links below.
1862 – 1863 – Alexander Thomson, brickmaker and builder. Ho 259 Eglinton Street, Glasgow.
1874 – 1875 – Thomson, Alex., brickmaker, builder, and contractor, 130 Pollokshaws road, and at Crossbank Brick and Tile Works ; house, 19 Cumberland street,
1877 – 1878 – Alex. Thomson, brickmaker, builder and contractor. 130 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow and at Crossbank Brick and Tile Works. Ho 41 Cumberland Street
Below – 22/08/1883 – Glasgow Herald – Alexander Thomson, Polmadie fined for employing children at his brick works.
1889 – 1890 – Thomson Alex., brick builder and contractor. House 33 Queen Square, Strathbungo
1889 – 1890 – Thomson Wm., brickmaker, Crossbank Brick and Tile Works, Aitkenhead Road, Polmadie. House 33 Queen Square, Strathbungo
1895 – 1896 – Thomson, Wm., brickmaker, Crossbank Brick and Tile Works, 685 Aikenhead road, and Mallsmire Fire Brick Works, Polmadie ; house, 33 Queen sq.,Strathbungo.
1900 – 1901 – Thomson, Wm., brickmaker, Crossbank Brick and Tile Works, 686 Aikenhead road, and Mallsmire Fire Brick Works, Polmadie ; house, 33 Queen sq.,Strathbungo
This below is the fly in the fly in the ointment
1908 – 09 – Alex Thomson & Sons, – brickmaker, 100 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow
Below – 31/01/1873 – Glasgow Herald – Stobcross Brickfield, Opposite St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow – brickmakers plant for sale. Sold in consequence of the competition of the contract by Mr Alexander Thomson.
Below – 15/12/1892 – Dundee Courier – A labourer James Clark was charged with having on 9th December at the colliery office at Muiredge, belonging to Messsrs Bowman produced to James Dryburgh, Cashier a ticket or order stating “Brick work pit, Dec 12 1892, Please pay Wm Macaky 3 days 4 hours at 3s per…
21/08/1854 – Glasgow Herald – Ground near Parkhead to be feued and ground for brick fields to be let. To be feued, those parts of the Estate of Carntyne, lying in the immediate vicinity of Messrs Napiers Forge and adjacent to the road from Glasgow to Edinburgh by Duke Street. Those parts of the lands…
22/03/1890 – Motherwell Times – Four labourers with no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to lodging in a brick kiln in Watsonville Brickworks in contravention of the Trespass Act and were dismissed with an admonition. 1896 – John Watson Limited – Watsonville Works, Motherwell. Office 123 Vincent Street, Glasgow.
Hadden or Haddon Tile Works. (Note : A.Davidson Greaves esq who on attaining the age of 21 took over the family estate at Hoselaw which would most likely include Hadden Farm. – 12/07/1844) ( Hoselaw and Hadden Tile Works may be one of the same) (Note: I also believe there may be a connection between the…
Below – 1858 – Mallsmire Firebrick Works. 14/11/1877 – Loyd’s List – Scotch Sequestrations – James Aitken, Builder and brickmaker, Mallsmire Brick Works, Polmadie, Glasgow. Below – 1888 – Mallsmire Firebrick Works plus numerous neighbouring brickfields? 1890 – 1891 – McIlwraith & Fullarton– Fireclay Manufacturers, Mallsmire brick works, Polmadie, Glasgow Mcllwraith, James (of Mcllwraith & Fullarton), ho….
Barbauchlaw Brick Works, Armadale, West Lothian Canmore C. 1880 – Robert Muir owned the Fireclay Works at Barbauchlaw. Below – 1895 – Baurbauchlaw Brick works Below – 03/11/1905 – Linlithgowshire Gazette – Robert Muir & Co fined for employing 2 girls under the age of 16 years. Below – 18/05/1906 – Linlithgowshire Gazette – 2 ex employees of…
Many thanks to Graeme Cruickshank who gave me details of the 1869 – 1870 entry below which tied in and confirmed that William Wilson & Son was the same William Wilson who operated out of the Campbellfield brick works and pottery. Below – 26/11/1859 – Paisley Herald – Court case – Ritchie Watson & Co,…
The following bricks were recovered by Michael Fallone at the UCBS factory, Glasgow. The company of J. C. Edwards (Ruabon) Ltd, was based in Ruabon, Denbighshire, and was active from 1903 to 1956 as a brick, tile and terracotta manufacturer from its works at Tref-y-Nant, Acrefair, Albert Works, Rhosllannerchrugog, and Pen-y-bont, Newbridge, Denbighshire. James Coster…