Branteth Tileworks, Wallacehall, Dumfriesshire

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1848 – 1858 – ScotlandsPlaces – A place where tiles are made and consists of two kilns a drying shed and two engines. It employs at present 6 labourers etc. It is the property of Sir John Maxwell Bart. [Baronet] of Springkell.

1851 – Census – George Bell, married aged 41, tile manufacturer employing 5 men and 4 boys. Branteth. One of his sons, John Bell, aged 18 is also recorded as being a tile maker.

Below – 1857 – Branteth Tileworks. The works are disused by 1898.

05/08/1858 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Fatal Accident – A fatal accident occurred to Wm. Graham, farm servant, Berclees, Half-Morton, on the 27th ult. Whilst sitting a cart proceeding to Branteeth Tileworks for a load of tiles, the cart was upset at a turn of the road which was very steep, and the poor man was so severely crushed by the cart that death ensued instantaneously.

23/10/1885 – Annandale Observer – Reference to Mr Robert Irving, Branteth Tileworks attending a meeting at Chapelknowe in respect of the Earl of Dalkeith and his candidature for the representation of the county.

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