(Note from SBH – The info below is confusing as James Allan and Thomas Hamilton appear to swap ownership / management of these works on a regular basis. In 1878 they both appear to be there at the same time. So have I got something wrong here. Could there have been 2 sites at Auchengray…
Below – 1858 – Corehouse Tile Works, Lanark.
25/01/1862 – Hamilton Advertiser – To labourers – to let, the raising and wheeling of some hundreds of yards of clay for tileworks purposes. Apply to John Thomson, land steward, Corehouse. 21/01/1862.
1867 – Thomas Hamilton Brick Tile and Drain Pipe Manufacturer, Park Houses Carstairs .Works – Auchengray by Carnwath, Pool by Carnwath, Carmichael by Lanark, Braidwood by Carluke and Corehouse by Lanark.