This product is in the possession of Ian Suddaby. Ian states – “Gustav Bischof was Professor of Technical Chemistry at the Andersonian University in Glasgow and in 1863 he invented and patented the process of filtering water through spongy iron and sand to purify it. It won a number of international medals from 1872 on….
Burgh Mill Brick and Tile Works, Craigs, Stirling aka Burghmuir or Craigs.
Below – 18/12/1845 – Land for sale at the foot of the Craigs, Stirling … suitable for a brick and tile works. (see entry dated 06/05/1847 below)
Below – 28/01/1846 – Stirling Observer – Tile maker wanted. A steady, active man to wash off roofing tile. Apply to James McAlpine, Burgh Mill Brick and Tile Works, Stirling 28/01/1846.
Below – 06/05/1847 – Advert for James McAlpine, brick and tile and pottery maker having secured another field of clay at the foot of the Craigs of Stirling.
1852 – James McAlpine, brick, tile and earthenware maker, Craigs, Stirling.
12/08/1852 – Stirling Observer – Highland Agricultural Show, Perth – Alexander Meldrum, St Andrews shared the first prize with James McAlpine, brick and tile maker, Stirling for drain tiles.
09/06/1853 – Stirling Observer – Death – On 5th instant, James, youngest son of Mr James McAlpine, brick and tile manufacturer.
11/02/1856 – Glasgow Herald – Storms in Stirling – In the town, a great many houses have been unroofed and Mr McAlpine’s Brickwork, besides being unroofed is almost laid in ruins.
14/02/1856 – Stirling Observer – Within an article on storm damage Mr McAlpine’s brick and tile works is described as being located at the ‘foot of the Craigs’
01/01/1857 – Stirling Observer – High Constables – The Stirling Constabulary Force met in the courthouse Friday last when they proceeded to the election of office-bearers … Mr James McAlpine, brick and tile maker, treasurer.
Below – 1858 – Burghmuir or Craigs Brick and Tile Works, Stirling.
02/11/1859 – Stirling Advertiser – Stirling Municipal Elections – Elected among others – Mr James McAlpine, brick and tile maker.
06/11/1862 – Falkirk Herald – Stirling Municipal Elections – elected among others – Mr James McAlpine, brick and tile maker.
28/04/1864 – Stirling Advertiser – Brick moulder wanted – Apply to James McAlpine, Brick and Tile Works, Stirling.
25/10/1865 – Stirling Observer – Reference to Mr James McAlpine, brick and tile maker being a Councillor in Stirling.
1865 – 1866 – James McAlpine, brick and tile maker, Burghmuir, Stirling.
1868 – 1869 – James McAlpine – Tile and Brickmaker, 37 Upper Craigs, Stirling.
20/02/1869 – Alloa Advertiser – Stirling – Sale of steamboat shares – On Tuesday in the Golden Lion Hotel, there were exposed for sale, four shares of the Stirling, Alloa and Kincardine Steamboat Company, belonging to the late Mr T Ferguson, grocer, at the upset price of £10 per share. After a brisk competition, they were knocked down to Mr McAlpine, brick and tile maker, Stirling at £12 5s per share. The other properties advertised were not sold.
1870 – 1871 – James McAlpine – Tile and Brickmaker, 37 Upper Craigs, Stirling.
29/07/1871 – The Scotsman – Tile maker (roof) wanted immediately. Apply to James McAlpine, Brick and Tile Works, Stirling.
1872 – 1873 – James McAlpine, brick and tile maker, 27 Upper Craigs Stirling and James McAlpine, brickmaker, 37 Upper Craigs, Stirling
22/03/1876 – The Scotsman- Tile maker – roof – wanted. Apply to James McAlpine, Brick and TileWorks, Stirling.
Below – 24/03/1880 – Glasgow Herald – Stirling Brick Works occupied by James McAlpine for sale.
1887 – A McGrouther – Brickmaker, Janefield, Newhouse, St Ninian’s, Stirling – page 54. ( Note – SBH – I am uncertain if this entry refersNewhouse to the brickworks detailed on this page but Newhouse, St Ninian is fairly close to the Burgh Mill Brick and Tile Works). (Note – SBH – Mr McGrouther may be a brickmaker working at a brickworks rather than the owner. He could also be Alexander McGrouther who owned the Lampits Tileworks at Carnwath in 1866))
01/01/1898 – Edinburgh Evening News – Death of a Stirling ex – Baillie – This morning ex – Baillie McAlpine died at his residence in Stirling aged 89. Deceased was a brick manufacturer for many years and was a town councillor for 20 years. He retired several years ago. He is survived by a widow and two daughters.
The following 2 references are also added as Mr Thom may well have been connected to these works too albeit he may have been working there as opposed to owning or managing the site.
1870 – 1871 – A.Thom, brickmaker, 29 Upper Craigs, Stirling. (Home address ?)
1870 – 1871 – Alexander Thom, brickmaker, Goosecroft, Stirlingshire.