A substantial collection of silica fire bricks from steel making furnaces have now been recovered from the site of the old Ravenscraig Steelworks, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. All predate the Ravenscraig works by around 50 years. Cartographic evidence shows that spoil from the Dalzell Iron & Steel Works and possibly other nearby works were being dumped…
Braehead Brickworks, Braehead, Bargeddie, North Lanarkshire near Langmuir, Chapelhall.
The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ states that the address for Braehead Brickworks is Kirkwood, Coatbridge and that John Henrie may have been the operator from 1873 to the interwar period and that it was demolished by 1938.
Below – 1897 – Braehead Brickworks.
01/04/1899 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Kirkwood. Coal stealing. Jane Ward or Donnelly, Braehead Rows was convicted on evidence at Airdrie JP Court on Monday with stealing coals from Braehead Brickworks on Friday 10th March. She was fined 7s 6d or five days.
03/02/1900 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Bargeddie. Presentation. On Thursday evening, Constable Jack, now at Loagriggend, who was for a considerable time on the Kirkwood Station, was met by a number of friends and admirers in the house of Mr A. G.Dippie. and was made the recipient of several presents in recognition of his exemplary conduct during his time of office in the district, several local gentlemen, farmers, merchants etc., taking part in the proceedings. Mr Norman, manager for the Silica Brick Company. Braehead presided over a very social company on the occasion
1903 – Scottish Silicate Brick Company Limited, Braehead, Bargeddie, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – Does this information imply the Scottish Silicate Brick Company Limited operated from the Braehead Brickworks, Bargeddie?).
21/03/1903 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Mischievous Boys – At Airdrie J.P. Court—the boys who had been convicted of knocking down and destroying brick kilns and water spouts at the Scottish Silicate Brickworks, Braebead on Sunday, 4th January and who had to appear on Thursday for sentence, were admonished.
13/09/1919 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Roads and bridges in the Monkland … There was submitted and read a letter from the Engineer of the Caledonian Railway Company to the Third Division Road Surveyor with regard to the renewal of the railway bridge carrying the Bredisholm Highway over the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch Railway near Braehead Brickworks, and sending a plan and section showing how he proposed to raise the roadway …