Canmore 1848 – 1858 – ScotlandsPlaces – Howgill Tileworks. An extensive “Tilework” on the Howgill farm; it employs a considerable number of hands & is worked by Mr John Pickering. Its the property of Mr Barker, Castle Douglas. Below – 1857 – Howgill Tileworks. The works are disused by 1898.
1854 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Public sale of tiles. There will be sold by public roup, on Friday, the 24th March curt., at Breckonhill Tileworks, in the Parish of Mungo, for behoof of the creditors of Mr John Pickering, lately tilemaker there. The whole stock of tiles at the works, amounting to about 170,000, and consisting of two, three, four, and six-inch open tiles; and one-and-a-half and two-inch pipe tiles, &c. At the same time will be sold, the shelving, mill and implements used for manufacturing the tiles. The sale will commence at 11 o’clock forenoon; and three months credit, on bills with good security, will be given for purchases above £5. Annan, March 14, 1854.
Below – 1857 – Breckonhill Tileworks.