Carnbroe Fire Brick Works, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

Below – 11/11/1857 – Glasgow Herald – Fireclay at Old Carnbroe and Hattonnrig to let.

17/02/1866 – Hamilton Advertiser – Sale of brick and tile work materials – There will be sold by public roup at the brick and tile works on the Estate of Carnbroe, Parish of Bothwell between the Whifflet and Holytown Stations of the Caledonian Railway on Tuesday, 27th February at twelve o’clock noon. The following machinery of brick and tile works, now out of use – HP steam engine 8 horsepower, boiler, shafting and gearing. Wooden sheds, roofing tiles, wheelbarrows and several thousand feet of shelving, also the building materials of a dwelling house, stable, brick kiln, engine house, chimney stalk &c. In lots to suit purchasers. The usual credit or discount. J Shirlaw & Son, Auctioneers, Bellshill, 14th February 1866.

01/08/1885 – Lanarkshire Upper Ward Examiner – Carnbroe. Alarming gig accident at Brewsterford – On Monday night, Mr Robert Fleming, brick manufacturer, residing at Sweethill Farm, Carnbroe, was returning to that place in a gig, along with his coachman, John Watson. When passing Calder Iron Works the horse shied at the whistle of a train which was shunting waggons close by, and the animal at once bolted furiously along the road. Mr Fleming, who was driving at the time, made an effort to pull up the animal at the bridge over the Calder at Brewsterford, but the horse ran the gig against the bridge and precipitated both its occupants over the parapet, a height from the bank on which they alighted of 15 feet. They remained unconscious for some time, and were taken into Mr Lindsay’s house adjoining, and attended by Dr Farquharson. Watson appears to have received the severest shock. Mr Fleming, having been able to walk home. Neither, however, sustained broken bones, and both are now recovering.

Below – 1897 –  Calder Fireclay Brick Works. (Note – SBH – Are the Carnbroe Works shown on the bottom left of the map? – They would, however, be on the opposite side of the Calder Water and in the Calder Ironworks territory.)

1890 -91  – Atlas Fireclay Co. Manufacturers of furnace blocks and fireclay bricks. Office Calder by Coatbridge. Works Calder, Carnbroe and Bathville.

Below – 1893 – Advert  – Robert Fleming Atlas Fire Brick Works – Calder and Carnbroe Brickworks.














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