Cherryton Brick Works, Tulligarth, Clackmannanshire

Cherryton Brickworks, Tulligarth, Clackmannanshire . In use  1935 – c 1980

aka Minto Brick Company

Info from Pete Higgins – This brickyard seems to have been in use well before the 1950s. It appears in the Post Office Directory for 1936-7 (pp614 and 1145), and bricks from the yard have been found in demolition material from a wartime RAF base at Alness, in use until about 1948.


07/09/1935 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – New Scottish Companies – The Cherryton Brick Co, 20 Renfield Street, Glasgow. Capital £10,000 in shares of £1 each.

1936 –  The Cherryton Brick Co.. Ltd., brickmakers, 20 Renfield St., C 2.

Below – 1948 – Cherryton Brick Works, Tulligarth


Below – 1976 – Alloa Advertiser  – Advert for an engineer at the Cherryton Brick Company, 22 Mill Street, Tillicoultry. Photo forwarded by Andrew Wood.

Below – 26/11/1976 – Alloa Advertiser – Cherryton Brick Works closes due to ‘shoddy management’ Order books were full at the time.

Below – 1977 – 1978 – Valuation rolls

14/01/1977 – Edinburgh Gazette – Cherryton Brick Company Limited, Creditors Voluntary Winding Up – At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the above Company duly convened and held within 22 Mill Street, Tillicoultry, on Thursday, 6th January 1977 the following Extraordinary Resolution was duly passed: — ” That it has been proved to the satisfaction of this
Meeting that the Company cannot by reason of its liabilities continue its business and that it is advisable to wind up the same, and, accordingly, that the company be wound up
voluntarily.” At the subsequent Meeting of Creditors duly convened and held on the same date within 22 Mill Street, Tillicoultry, the Voluntary Winding Up was confirmed with the appointment
of Frank Hutchison Mycroft, Chartered Accountant, 25 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, as Liquidator with a Committee of Inspection. T. Stevenson, Chairman. 6th January 1977.

14/03/1980 – Edinburgh Gazette – Cherryton Brick Company Limited  (In Liquidation) – NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section 300 of the Companies Act 1948, that Final Meetings of Members and Creditors of the above Company will be held within 25 Abercromby Place. Edinburgh EH3 6QS, on Wednesday, 23rd April 1980 at 11.30 a.m. and 11.45 a.m., respectively, for the purpose of receiving the Liquidator’s Report showing how the winding up of the Company has been conducted and to hear any explanations which may be given by the Liquidator. Frank H. Mycroft, C.A., Liquidator

Below – The following photos of Cherryton Brickworks were taken by Hazel Wyle in April 2017







Below – Cherryton Brick Works – Photo by Andrew Wood 2017

Below – sizes are in metres.

Below – a photo showing the ruins of the longest section of the ‘L’ shaped kiln at Cherryton. Source of photo is unknown as it was forwarded by a fellow enthusiast.

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