Braidwood Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke – Thomas Hamilton.

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Thomas Hamilton, Braidwood, Carluke

Below – 28/03/1845 – Glasgow Herald- Could this be the original sale of the land that formed the Braidwood Brickworks that Hamilton worked or does this newspaper article refer to one of the several other Braidwood Brick Works.


18/05/1850 – Perry’s Bankrupt Gazette – Partnerships dissolved – Thomas and William Hamilton of Westwood and Hallcraig, Carluke, tile and brick manufacturers – 1st May. Debts by T Hamilton.

Below – 19/12/1859 – Glasgow Herald –  Clay and limestone on the Estate of Braidwood, Carluke to be let……Clay for brick and tile manufacture – The clay lies along the south east side of the Caledonian railway and close to Braidwood. The clay is of the best quality, of more than average thickness and possessing facilities for easy working…apply to the proprietor of Braidwood House…… ( Note:  I am uncertain as to which brick works this may have been the origins of. Braidwood brick works is likely but it could also be the Meadow Brick Works )

1860 – 1861 – Extract from Valuation Rolls – Thomas Hamilton, Tile Maker, Hallcraig Clay Field. House – Schoularhall. Misses Robertson owned the land.

1867 – Thomas Hamilton Brick Tile and Drain Pipe Manufacturer, Park Houses Carstairs .Works – Auchengray by Carnwath, Pool by Carnwath, Carmichael by Lanark, Braidwood by Carluke and Corehouse by Lanark.

Note also a new design in roof tiles – a 2 ribbed version.

Thomas Hamilton 1867

1878 – Thomas Hamilton – Park House Carstairs Junction. Works Braidwood by Carnwath

1882 – Thomas Hamilton, Brick and Tile Maker, Braidwood Brick Works. Office  Park House Carstairs Junction

1897 – Thomas Hamilton, Brick and Tile Maker, Braidwood Brick and Tile Works

1882  – Below – Scottish brickmakers adverts

1882 Thomas Hamilton Braidwood Carluke

1883 – Thomas Hamilton, Brick and Tile Manufacturer, Carluke

Below – 1886 – Thomas Hamilton, Braidwood by Carluke.

Cumwhinton brick and tile works – About 1883, Thomas Hamilton who owned Braidwood brick and tile works. and Auchengray brick and tile works in Lanarkshire opened Cumwhinton brick and tile works in Cumberland, about 4 miles east of Carlisle.

William Hamilton was appointed manager.

In 1901 James Hamilton, Williams son, was appointed manager. Thomas retired in 1902 and the Cumwhinton site was sold.


Below  – Invoice dated 22/12/1855 Thomas Hamilton Tile manufacturer, Overton near Kirknewton. House Auchengray Cottage.

Works Auchengray by Carnwrath

Hallcraig by Carluke

Nellfield by Carluke

Newbigging by Broxburn

1860 1 1/2 pipes and collars £2 and 5 shilling

300 bricks for 10/6

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Below  – Invoice dated 21/06/1861 Thomas Hamilton Tile manufacturer, Overton near Kirknewton.  House – Park House, Cartstairs

Works Auchengray by Carnwath

Pool by Carnwath

Glenboe by Pittimain Lanark

Hallcraig, Braidwood and Waterlands by Carluke.

500 4″ pipes – £1 and 5 shilling

3350 2 inch pipes – £ and 17 shilling and 1/2d

2000 2 ” pipes – £2 and 6 shilling

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1886 – Thomas Hamilton – Park House Carstairs Junction. Works Braidwood by Carnwath and Auchengray.

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