Cowdenhill Brickworks, Cowdenhill, Glasgow

Cowdenhill Brickworks. Were these also known as the Blairdardie or Garcadden Brickworks or was there another brickworks on the banks of the canal nearer to Cowdenhill?

Below – 1859 – A map showing the relationship between Cowdenhill on the right and the Blairdardie/Garscadden Brickworks on the left.

Below – 19/05/1875 – Glasgow Herald – Cowdenhill Brickfield to let. Situated on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal about 3 miles West of Maryhill.

1878 – John Alexander, brick and tile maker, Nethermuir and Broompark, Bathgate and Cowdenhill, Blairdarty by Duntocher.(Note – SBH – I believe that Blairdarty is the same as Blairdardie).

Below – 26/09/1879 – Glasgow Herald – Brickwork for sale at Cowdenhill situated on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal 4 miles above Bowling and about 2 miles from Duntocher and 1 mile or thereby from Yoker and Clydebank …(Drumchapel?)

Below- 1896 – Cowdenhill is marked on this map but the entries above state the brickworks were situated on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal so were they located somewhere at the top of the map below.

22/03/1921 – Sheffield Daily Telegraph – The body of a well-dressed man has been found in a clayhole at Cowdenhill Brickfield, Drumchapel, Dumbartonshire. The throat was cut from ear to ear and an empty razor case was found in the man’s possession.

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