Clachan Tileworks, Corsewall, Stranraer, Wigtownshire

Clachan Tileworks, Corsewall, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

10/05/1848 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Kirkcolm 9th May … There has been a great deal more done in draining this winter than usual. The great distance from a tilework has been hitherto a serious drawback in this district, some farms being nine or ten miles distant from the nearest establishment of that kind, and even there the supply was never equal to the demand. It is gratifying to state that this evil is about to be remedied, as an extensive tilework is at present in a forward state of erection upon the farm of Clachan, the property of James Carrick Moore, Esq. of East Cornwall (Corsewall). For this inestimable boon, the public are indebted to the activity and perseverance of that enterprising and intelligent agriculturist, David Guthrie, Esq., factor to Mr Moore. The bed of clay seems to be inexhaustible, and it only requires coal-work to put all things to rights in Kirkcolm.

Below – 1892 – Clachan Farm. (Note – SBH – The tileworks are not detailed on these maps but this would be the area that they were located when operational).

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