Broadlie Brickworks, Dalry, North Ayrshire

Broadlie Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire.

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Broadlie Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire This was the first of three common-brick works in the vicinity of Dalry which were built to make pressed-clay bricks from the coal-measure clays – blaes – deposited as waste during coal and ironstone mining in the 19th century.  These works were built at a time when rendered brick construction was taking over from masonry construction. The works closed in 1992 owing to a decline in demand for pressed-clay common bricks.

c. 1938 – Works started.

Pre 1939 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Auchinlea Quarries and Brickworks Ltd were the owners.

1939 1950‘s – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Broadlie Brick Co Ltd were the owners.

01/11/1939 – Daily Record – Donation list … Jocks Box. Broadlie Brick Company per J Lochrie.

23/07/1943 – Kilmarnock Herald – Fines amounting to £15 were imposed by Sheriff Duncan at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on. Tuesday on Thomas Brown Blue, 20, brickworker, Drill Hall, Dalry. His agent pleaded guilty to various charges concerning taking and driving away a motor lorry at Broadlie Brickwork, Dairy, without either the consent of the owner or other lawful authority.

Below – c. 1944 -1967 – Broadlie Brickworks.

1950’s 1978 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that A. Kenneth and Sons were the owners.

1978 1984 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Scottish Brick Corporation were the owners.

1984 – ? – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Glasgow Iron and Steel Co were the owners.

2018 – Site of the Broadlie Brickworks.

Below – Below – The Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey published a report in 1985 entitled ” A survey of Scottish brickmarks. During the compilation of this report in which the survey officers visited working and derelict brickworks sites, many items of interest were donated or found. Many of these items were thereafter donated to the National Museum Scotland. The item below is one of these items. A brass stamping plate marked ‘Broadlie’ and an associated brick.

Broadlie and brass name stamp

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