Bridgehouse Brick and Tile Works, Torphichen, Bathgate

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1863 – 1864 – Robert Bruce, brick layer and furnace builder, Hope Crescent, Edinburgh – Brick and Tile Maker, Bridgehouse, Bathgate. House 23 Union Place.

23/11/1864 – Glasgow Herald   – Linlithgow  – Going brick and tile works to let with immediate entry.  The brick and tile works at Bridge-House in the Parish of Torphichen and County of Linlithgow on the Estate of William MacFarlane Wardrop Esq, for a period of 29 years with a break in the lease, in the option of the tenant, at the end of 14 years. Entry immediate. The machinery and plant on the premises are in excellent going order having been recently fitted up upon the most approved construction. The supply of both fire and common clays is abundant, the quality is excellent and well adapted for making all kinds of brick and drain pipes. The works are within 3 miles of the Town of Bathgate and near coal fields where the requisite supplies of coal may be had cheap. The Couston siding of the Monklands Railway is also within a miles distance, by which the produce of the works has the ready access to all parts of the country. The machinery and plant may be had either at the sum to be agreed upon or according to valuation. The works will be shown by the overseer on the spot, who will give all other necessary information.

 

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