Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks, Cleland, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

(Note – SBH – I have included references to Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks and Auchinlee Quarries and Brickworks as I believe they are the same company. I will split them up if I find this is not the case)

29/08/1873 – The London Gazette – Notice of  dissolution – The firm of Michael Yates and Company, Coal and Quarry masters and Brickmakers, at Auchinlee, in the parish of Shotts, in Glasgow, and at Kelvinside, was of mutual consent of the Subscribers, the sole Partners thereof, dissolved, as on the 31st day of July 1873. The Subscribers, Thomas Gibb, John Sibbald McIntyre and John Ancell have acquired right to the whole business and assets of the Company (except the Quarry at Kelvinside and debts due to the firm in connection with it), and will continue the business of Quarry masters, Brickmakers, and Coulmasters, at Auchinlee, and at 184, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, under the firm of Gibb, M’Intyre, and Ancell. The Subscriber, Michael Yates, has acquired right to the Kelvinside Quarry, and to the debts due to the firm in connection with it, and he will continue that business at Kelvinside and 188, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, in his own name.
The firm of Gibb, McIntyre, and Ancell will pay the whole debts due by the late firm up to 31st July last. Glasgow, 23rd August 1873.
Michael Yates.
Thos. Gibb.
Jno. S. McIntyre
John Ancell.

1878 – Gibb McIntyre & Ancell, Brick Makers  –  Auchinlea by Motherwell.

1882 – Gibb McIntyre & Ancell. Coal and Quarry Masters and brick makers. 161 Hope Street.

1886 – Thomas Gibb & Sons, Auchinlee Quarries and Brick Works, Cleland, by Motherwell.

1886 – Ancell McIntyre & Co, Brickmakers and Quarry owners. Office – 161 Hope Street, Glasgow

01/09/1888 – The Scotsman – Thomas Gibb & Sons of Auchinlee Quarries, Cleland have acquired the lease of Doddington Quarries near Wooler from Lord Tankerville of Chillingham Castle, Northumberland.

24/06/1899 – Dundee Courier – Thomas Gibb & Sons, quarry masters and brickmakers, Auchenlee, Bishopbriggs. Capital £50,000 in 7000 preference and 5000 ordinary shares of £5 each.First subscribers – Richard Gibb, Quarry and brickmaker; Walter Gibb, Quarry and brickmaker; George Neilson, Clerk, Bishopbriggs, CM Gibb, Quarry Master, Cleland; John Jack Quarry Master; Mrs Agnes Gibb, Bishopbriggs; AO Walker, Writer; James Mason, Cashier, Glasgow.

Below – 30/06/1899 – Financials of Thomas Gibb and Sons Limited. The company has been incorporated with an authorised share capital of £60,000. It has been formed to acquire as from 01/01/1899 and to further develop and extend the business of Thomas Gibb and Sons, quarry masters and brick makers at Auchinlee, Cleland and Huntershill and Crowhill, Bishopbriggs together with plant, machinery and leases now belonging to them.

1899 – 1900 – Thomas Gibb & Sons – Quarrymasters and Brickmakers 45 Renfield Street, Glasgow.

1903 – Gibb Thomas & Sons. Auchinlea Brickworks, Cleland S.O. Lanarkshire

Below – 19/02/1904 – Dundee Courier – Financials for Thomas Gibb & Sons, Bishopbriggs and Auchinlee Quarries and Brickworks.

Below – 20/07/1906 – Motherwell Times – Girls claims compensation against Thomas Gibb & Sons but fails at court.


15/05/1915 – Hamilton Advertiser – Old brick suitable for partitions or roughcast work at 3s 6d per ton; also broken bricks for bottoming or concrete at 1s 6d per ton. Gibbs Auchinlea Brickworks, Cleland.

Below – 07/06/1915 – The Scotsman – Messrs Thomas Gibb & Co, Auchinlee Quarry and Brickworks near to Omoa Station for sale.

12/06/1915 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – For sale – At Auchinlee Quarry and Brickworks, Omoa Station, C.R Quarry and Brickwork plant machinery, railway sidings etc.

28/09/1915 – The Edinburgh Gazette – In the matter of Thomas Gibb and Sons Limited,  an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the above-named Company, duly convened, and held at 200 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, on the 31st day of August 1915, the following Resolutions were duly passed ; and at a subsequent Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the said Company, also duly convened, and held at the same place on the 16th day of September 1915, such Resolutions were duly confirmed as Special Resolutions, viz. :— (1) That the Company be wound up voluntarily. (2) That J. L. Doran, Chartered Accountant, Glasgow, be appointed Liquidator. Cumming N Gibb, Chairman. Auchinlee Quarries, Cleland. 21/09/1915

08/03/1919 – The Scotsman  – Quarries and brickworks – the well known Auchinlea Quarries with overlying blue clay for brickmaking will be let in one or 2 portions. Electric power on the Estate. also workmen’s home with accommodation for 120 men. Offers to Colonel Scott, Auchinlea, Cleland.

10/01/1921 – The Scotsman – Auchinlea Estate including brick making machinery for sale or let.

21/07/1934 – Dundee Courier – New Scottish Companies – Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks, Auchinlea Quarries, Cleland, Lanarkshire. Capital £15,000 in ordinary shares of £1 each.

27/10/1936 – Edinburgh Gazette – The Companies Act 1929 – The following company has been struck of the register and as such is now dissolved – Thomas Gibb and Sons Ltd.

29/03/1940 – Motherwell Times – Death of a mine manager. Mr George Cook (63) Auchinlea Cottages … for a number of years he was engaged as mines manager at the Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Limited which operated in the district of Bellside.

21/09/1948 – The Scotsman – Death – Mr Hugh Leggat … previous managing director of Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Limited, Cleland.

23/12/1949 – The Scotsman – Haulage firms licence revoked – Falkirk haulage firm McInnes & Whitfield, Lochside Garage Redding. Licence revoked for not adhering to licence conditions in respect of using lorries for the transport of building bricks from the Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks, Newmains to Inverness and Fort William.

20/03/1953 – Motherwell Times – Strong lad (15 – 16 years) wanted immediately as the second man on a lorry. Apply to Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Limited, Cleland.

22/01/1954 – Motherwell Times – Clerkess shorthand typist required. Apply, stating age and giving full details of experience to Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Limited, Cleland.

03/09/1954  – Motherwell Times – Working foreman mechanic for maintenance of a fleet of commercial vehicles and dumpers. Apply giving age and full particulars of experience to Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Limited, Cleland, Motherwell.

28/10/1958 – Motherwell Times – Maintenance fitter, experienced in repairs and maintenance of excavators, derrick cranes and brick plant. Apply – Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Limited, Cleland.

11/05/1956 – Motherwell Times – Office girl wanted. Apply – Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Limited, Cleland.


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