Birkenshaw Brickworks, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire

(Note – SBH – The brickworks and brick manufacturing companies in the Larkhall area is very confusing to sort out. There were many company name changes, changes of ownership and several sites involved. If anyone sees an issue with the information I have detailed then please let me know).

Birkenshaw Brick Company, Birkenshaw Brickworks, Larkhall. These Works were previously known as the Larkhall Brickfields and the Caledonian Brickworks.


Below – 1938 – Dundee Courier. – Birkenshaw Brick Company, Birkenshaw Brickworks, Larkhall are now producing good quality common brick. (Note: SBH – So is this the year they were established?)

Below – 1944 – 1967 – Birkenshaw Brickworks.

28/11/1958 – The Edinburgh Gazette – A petition has been presented to the Sheriff of Lanarkshire at Hamilton in the instance of The Birkenshaw Brick Company, Birkenshaw Brickwork, Larkhall for sequestration of the Estate of Hugh Rafferty, 26 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton …

c. 1980 – The Birkenshaw Works were owned by Willie Kerr and around this time George (Geordie) Raeburn entered the business. Raeburn went on later to start Raeburn Bricks at Blantyre.

c. 1991 – The works closed. At this time they were only manufacturing 25,000 bricks per day.

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